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Watch out! Online video and your privacy (Vietnamese)

Watch out! Online video and your privacy (Vietnamese). Người tiêu thụ giờ có nhiều lựa chọn hơn về cách coi video, muốn coi ở đâu và coi khi nào, nhưng họ cũng gặp phải các rủi ro mới về các tin tức cá nhân của họ. Ấn bản này giúp người đọc nhận thức ra các vấn đề của thời đại kỹ thuật coi và chia sẻ video trên mạng cũng như họ nên làm gì để tự bảo vệ tin tức riêng tư về họ khi vào mạng xã hội.

While consumers now have many more options for how, where and when they watch video, they also face new risks to their personal privacy. This publication makes viewers aware of the privacy issues raised by video streaming and video sharing technology as well as what they can do to protect themselves.

Social media and online video privacy - Seminar lesson plan and class activities

Social media and online video privacy - Seminar lesson plan and class activities. This packet, only available as a PDF file, provides guidance for teachers and team leaders. It contains a detailed curriculum and classroom activities.

Watch out! Online video and your privacy (Spanish)

Watch out! Online video and your privacy (Spanish). Aunque los consumidores ahora tienen muchas más opciones sobre cómo, dónde y cuándo ver videos, también se enfrentan a nuevos riesgos para su privacidad personal. Esta publicación les advierte a los espectadores de los riesgos para la privacidad que plantea la tecnología de compartir video y streaming y ofrece pasos a seguir para protegerse.

Watch out! Online video and your privacy (Korean)

Watch out! Online video and your privacy (Korean). 소비자들은 비디오를 보는 시간, 장소 그리고 방법에 있어서 더 많은 옵션을 가지게 된 반면에 그들의 개인 프라이버시에 대한 새로운 위험도 직면하게 되었습니다. 이 간행물은 시청자들이 비디오 스트리밍과 비디오 공유 기술에 의해 제기되는 프라이버시 문제를 인지하도록 하고 자신들을 보호하기 위해 할 수 있는 것들에 대해 설명하고 있습니다. 

While consumers now have many more options for how, where and when they watch video, they also face new risks to their personal privacy. This publication makes viewers aware of the privacy issues raised by video streaming and video sharing technology as well as what they can do to protect themselves.

Watch out! Online video and your privacy (Chinese)

Watch out! Online video and your privacy (Chinese). 如今的消費者可隨意選擇要怎樣看視頻或在何時何處看視頻,但同時他們也要面對個人隱私方面的新風險。本手冊提醒消費者留意由視頻下載和視頻分享所帶來的隱私問題,和可以採取什麼措施來保護自己。 While consumers now have many more options for how, where and when they watch video, they also face new risks to their personal privacy. This publication makes viewers aware of the privacy issues raised by video streaming and video sharing technology as well as what they can do to protect themselves.

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Preparing Millennials to Lead in Cyberspace. Young adults, also known as millennials (ages 18 to 26), hold the key to close the cyber talent gap. Having grown up in a digital environment, millennials are well positioned for these cybersecurity careers, since they are at the stage when they need to choose a profession and will be in the workforce for several decades. This survey reviews U.S. millennials’ career interests, level of career preparedness and their online attitudes and behaviors.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Chronology of Data Breaches. Privacy Rights Clearinghouse has been tracking breaches since 2005 and publishes a Chronology of Data Breaches.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

EPIC Alert. The EPIC Alert, a bi-weekly publication of the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington DC, covers issues related to privacy and civil liberties in the information age.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Privacy on the Web: Is It a Losing Battle?. Privacy on the web is the topic of this article which examines online tracking, data mining and behavioral advertising.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Patient’s Guide to HIPAA. This guide explains how you can use the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to protect your medical privacy.

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