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Everyday we all read and hear stories about people who have done serious damage to themselves, to their future, or to others online. It’s almost impossible to keep track of these daily horror stories.

This avalanche of negative press we see, are the result of people doing what people have always done, except now it’s being done in front of the entire digital world.

Here at the Institute for Internet Safety, we are working tirelessly to help you safeguard and enhance your online identity.

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Online Privacy Daily News Feed

Here Are the Biggest Online Privacy Threats Facing Companies and Consumers (and Covering Your Webcam Won't Solve Them All)  Inc.A study from HP shows that people are increasingly worried...
FTC launching review of children's online privacy law  Yahoo FinanceThe federal trade commission has reportedly reached a settlement with Google over YouTube violating federal privacy laws...
Who should keep an eye on Silicon Valley?  POLITICOThe federal government's struggles to rein in Facebook are driving some Democrats and consumer advocates to a stark conclusion: The agency...
5 details about AdBlock Plus you should know  CNETIt's complicated. Eyeo, which makes the top ad blocker, is also an ally of online advertising.
Viral FaceApp that can make you look old could be stealing your photos  Edinburgh LiveOnline privacy experts have raised concerns over the app - but should you worry? Here's what we know.
Axios AM - July 22, 2019  AxiosGood Monday morning! Today's Smart Brevity count: 1,157 words ... < 5 minutes. Does your workout friend get AM? Invite 'em to sign up!
Google wraps up lawsuits over age discrimination, Wi-Fi snooping, child data sharing  ZDNetThe settlements appear to be modest and will close the book on multiple controversies.
How Google Extracted Itself From Three More Lawsuits—Data Sheet  FortuneGoogle settled a trio of lawsuits covering age discrimination, recording wi-fi networks, and YouTube ads for kids.
Analysis | The Technology 202: Knight Foundation invests $50 million into research on tech's impact on democracy  The Washington PostA nonprofit with deep ties to the newspaper industry is...
Hawaii governor vetoes location-data privacy bill  StateScoopTelecommunications companies with customers in the Aloha State may continue selling their location data to third parties,...

Featured News Stories

At Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Me., admissions officers are still talking about the high school senior who attended a campus information session last year for prospective students. Throughout...
It's junior year and Ellie Likos is ready to start the college process. The first step: changing her name on Facebook. Since the explosion of social media just a few years ago, colleges across...
Facebook Will No Longer Protect Teens From Their Own Bad Judgment - Forbes
On Wednesday, Facebook announced a present for its teen users: the gift of greater publicity. Moving forward, Facebook’s many under-18 users will be able to kick their privacy to the curb just as...
Opinion Should parents be criminally liable for kids' cyberbullying - CNN.com
Two girls in Florida, 14 and 12, have been arrested and charged with aggravated stalking -- cyberbullying. They allegedly tormented a 12-year-old girl named Rebecca so relentlessly that last month...
The selfie syndrome Why teens use social media for validation and how parents can counteract it - TODAY.com
Young celebrities do it. So why are we surprised when a typical teen Instagram post goes something like this: Teen (girl or boy) posts a cool/pretty/pouty selfie. What follows is a watch to see how...
They share, like, everything. How they feel about a song, their maths homework, life (it sucks). Where they'll be next; who they're with now. Photos, of themselves and others, doing stuff they quite...