The Research Project Part of our work at Internet Safety Labs is to assess the practicalities of safer technology for the mutual benefit of people and businesses. We strive to find the sweet spot where safer tech for people delivers loyalty and efficiency gains for...
Financial Times Highlights Me2B Alliance Research; Questions remain about VPNs with the Yandex Appmetrica SDK installed.
Our research uncovers significant risks posed by mobile apps with the Yandex Appmetrica SDK that Google and Apple have yet to address. We’ve identified a current list of affected VPN’s to assist users.
People Don’t Understand the Purpose of Privacy Policies and Terms of Service – New Research Published
This is a story of a politician who cried “hacker” after a reporter informed a state agency that sensitive information was embedded in their website’s HTML source code. While we wish this was a joke or fictional story it, unfortunately, is not. This real-world example underscores the notion that there is a real need for Policymakers to understand how technology works and behaves.
We enthusiastically welcome Dr. Karina Alexanyan to the Board of Directors. This election marks the first Me-Board Member for the Me2B Alliance.
Many policymakers have been interested in protecting children’s privacy and expanding COPPA. Recently, Me2BA alongside a coalition of advocacy groups endorsed Representative Castor’s Kids PRIVCY ACT. We’re proud to support this bill, but we urge members in Congress to address non-profit carve outs in data privacy laws.
We’re pleased to announce that the Me2B Alliance has fully approved our Membership Operating Procedures. This significant milestone for the organization defines the governance, organization, and operating rules for the Me2B Alliance Membership activities, projects, and Working Groups.
A new report from our friends at Fairplay, Reset Australia and Global Action Plan revealed how Facebook’s recent ad policy changes are no more than a bait and switch because now instead of marketers targeting children, Facebook has algorithms do the dirty work instead.
Me2BA and a coalition of other advocacy groups signed on to urge Facebook/Meta to end all surveillance advertising to adolescents.
Me2B Alliance Awarded $100K Grant for US Pre-K-12 Benchmark to Research School Utility Apps’ Data Sharing
SAN DIEGO, Nov. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Me2B Alliance, a non-profit standards and advocacy organization focused on safe and respectful technology, today announced that it has been awarded a $100,000 grant by the Internet Society Foundation. The foundation funds initiatives that strengthen the Internet in function and reach so that it can effectively serve all people.
The Me2B Alliance will utilize the grant to complete its “U.S. EdTech Industry Benchmark: Data Sharing in Primary & Secondary School Mobile Utility Apps.” The research aims to raise awareness about harmful data sharing practices by uncovering how sensitive student information is being treated by school utility apps in grades pre-k through 12.
As we move into the time of year when we highlight the celebration and sharing of gratitude, Me2B Alliance would like to express our gratitude to the Internet Society Foundation. The Internet Society Foundation recently granted the Me2B Alliance $100,000 to complete its “U.S. EdTech Industry Benchmark: Data Sharing in Primary & Secondary School Mobile Utility Apps.” The benchmark will build on previous findings about harmful data sharing practices by uncovering how sensitive student information is being treated by school utility apps in grades pre-k through 12 in schools across the nation.