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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

In a way, it’s even worse than a scandal over the NSA’s collection of metadata. Today, as incredible as it might seem, it is still legal for the federal government to read your emails without the...
Learn about the latest tools in the battle to protect your online privacy. Includes web browser safety, email risks, private networks, WiFi risks, Computer Scams and how we are targeted for...
We all seem worried about privacy. Though it’s not only privacy itself we should be concerned about: it’s also our attitudes towards privacy that are important. When we stop caring about our digital...
Last month, 145 million Americans discovered they were victims of one of the biggest data breaches in history, after the credit rating agency Equifax was hacked. Social security numbers, birth dates...
VPNCompass.com (blog)Congress Rules against online privacyVPNCompass.com (blog)The next wave of attacks on internet privacy has come ashore this week, with the US Congress' vote to completely...
TWCN Tech News (blog)PureVPN secures you Online Privacy like no other VPN softwareTWCN Tech News (blog)With internet censorship increasing these days, you might have already discovered the...
IBM Security, in partnership with the Global Cyber Alliance and the Packet Clearing House, today launched a new free DNS service with built-in security and privacy features. The aptly-named Quad9 (IP...
We all seem worried about privacy. Though it’s not only privacy itself we should be concerned about: it’s also our attitudes towards privacy that are important. When we stop caring about our digital...
The Internet of Things is radically changing the way we travel. A new Worldpay report looks at how consumers feel about these connected technologies, both good and bad. Connected technologies ranging...
GDPR Added to the Privacy Core® e-learning Library Another high-demand topic added to our Data Protection Awareness curriculum: "The GDPR: A Practical Overview." Online Privacy Training Build your...

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...