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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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Does the EU General Data Protection Regulation have extra-territorial effect? - Privacy - Australia  Mondaq News Alerts
Brandon Cronenberg's latest film, Possessor, is a chilling critique of internet privacy and data control in today's society.
One hundred thirty-two years ago, the serial killer now known as Jack the Ripper murdered five women in the Whitechapel and Spitalfields districts of East London. Today, the mortuary photos of the ...
The Internet Privacy & Security Lifetime Bundle can help keep you safe. Here’s what you get and how it works. Virtual private networks, or VPNs, help prevent tracking by giving you a secure...
Protect yourself from online scams this Cyber Monday and holiday season. rida’s Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis wants to warn Floridians to beware of online frauds and scams. It’s important...
The Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI), an independent advisory body focusing on the ethical use of artificial intelligence (AI), is creating protype online tools to give the public more ...
President-elect Joe Biden's top technology adviser helped craft California's landmark online privacy law and recently condemned a controversial federal ...
I have done more online shopping this year than ever before, and I know that I am not alone. With the holidays approaching, this will only increase because of the pandemic, and hackers and fraudsters...
Amazon Sidewalk, set to launch later this year, is designed to connect Echo and Ring devices to US neighborhood networks unless users opt out.
French watchdog CNIL has fined two of Carrefour's subsidiaries a total of 3.05 million euros ($3.63 million) for breaching European Union data privacy rules, it said on Thursday.

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...