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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

US drops claims that TikTok misled users over Chinese access in privacy lawsuit  South China Morning Post
Child privacy complaint against TikTok referred to US Justice Dept  Reuters
Vermont governor vetoes data privacy bill, saying state would be most hostile to businesses  The Associated Press
What's up with Mozilla buying ad firm Anonym? It's all about 'privacy-centric advertising'  The Register
EU attempt to sneak through new encryption-eroding law slammed by Signal, politicians  The Register
Its refusal to create a backdoor for the FBI after a 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Calif., for example, earned widespread praise from privacy advocates and reinforced tech giant’s image as...
Let’s focus on Know Your Customer processes briefly. These processes are common in banking, investing, and online casinos. However, you should always be wary when asked to undergo this process and ...
EU’s new chat control law under deliberation has proposed a scanning clause to go through content shared through even on encrypted messaging apps.
A company with strong data protection practices can stand out from the crowd and increase customer trust. There are several smart and simple ways to do this.
Top lawmakers at the state and city levels reached a settlement with a media company that illegally collected and shared children’s online data through a popular SpongeBob Squarepants mobile app.

Featured News Stories

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The selfie syndrome Why teens use social media for validation and how parents can counteract it - TODAY.com
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