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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.

The Institute for Internet Safety: Catching Mistakes Before Mistakes Catch You!

Online Privacy Daily News Feed

How To Protect Your Family's Online Privacy – Pasadena Weekendr  Pasadena Now
How to delete yourself from people search sites  USA TODAY
Roger Mcnamee: Prop. 24 would strengthen consumer privacy laws in California  The San Diego Union-Tribune
Five Less-Known Ways You May Be Tricked Into Compromising Your Data Online  BloombergQuint
Students Are Pushing Back Against Proctoring Surveillance Apps  EFF
How Apple’s New Privacy Effort Will Impact Travel Marketing  Skift
Tech security tip: How to delete private data for good  Fox News
4th grader suspended for having a BB gun in his bedroom during virtual learning  CNN
What to expect from a second Trump-Pence term on regulation, antitrust, online hate, and China  Brookings Institution
Granlund cartoon: Trump vs. Biden debate  Dansville-Genesee Country Express

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