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Apr 3, 2017

And at least one consumer group points out that most ISPs are also pay-TV providers, opening the door for even greater privacy concerns than there already were.It’s a big gift to marketers, of course — not so much for consumers.  “The vote to repeal FCC broadband privacy controls is a sad day for consumers, businesses and the United States," said Craig Spiezle, executive director and president of the Online Trust Alliance (OTA), and former

Mar 31, 2017

Privacy is having an existential crisis in the United States, in the shadow of the US Congress passing a bill that would block an important FCC policy. That policy, yet to go into effect, would have prevented ISPs from sharing individual browser histories with marketers, political campaign managers and other third parties without consent.  The question is, do citizens care?

Mar 31, 2017

The Online Trust Alliance, a Seattle-based, non-profit think-tank with the global mission to enhance online trust and user empowerment while promoting innovation and the vitality of the Internet, shared its assessment of this week’s congressional repeal of FCC Privacy Rules with Seattle24x7. 

Mar 8, 2017

According to the Online Trust Alliance, Internet of Things security risks are similar in many respects to the growing problem of global warming and climate change. Both challenges can only be solved by multiple groups working together with a shared responsibility model.

Mar 8, 2017

WikiLeaks this week published a trove of documents that appears to detail how the Central Intelligence Agency successfully hacked a wide variety of tech products, including iPhones, Android devices, Wi-Fi routers and Samsung televisions.  That’s just about every major category of consumer electronics. So what does that mean for you if you own one — or several — of these gadgets?

Mar 8, 2017
Ecommerce Times

The Online Trust Alliance on Tuesday released a report calling for businesses, consumers and government to share responsibility for ensuring that Internet of Things devices are not weaponized. Issued in recognition of National Consumer Protection Week, the report outlines actions that businesses, consumers and government can take to ensure the security, privacy and vitality of IoT devices.

Mar 7, 2017
ZD Net

Failing to tackle the insecurity of the Internet of Things could lead to the technology's weaponization, resulting in irreversible consequences .

Feb 28, 2017
NBC News

It seems that smart products aren't quite smart enough to disconnect from the original owner when they're sold. We enjoy being able to access our cars and household devices, such as door locks, security systems, garage doors and thermostats, from anywhere — but companies are not thinking about what happens if that device is re-sold.

Feb 21, 2017

“Drones scare the crap out of me,” says Chase Cunningham, Ph.D., A10 Networks’ director of cyber operations in an interview at RSA. “If I were a bad guy, I would go get a whole bunch of drones in front of an aircraft when it is landing. Imagine if you had 10 or 20 drones sucked into a jet. That’s it.

Feb 18, 2017
mLex market insight

As the Internet increasingly collides with the world of physical things in the form of connected cars, cameras and billions of other programmable household devices, regulators and lawmakers need to learn how to create hybrid rules that protect not just consumers’ privacy and data security, but also their physical safety.