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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

OTL #790: Student online privacy and CPS, Chicago’s Black exodus, The Secret History of Michael P. Smith  WGN Radio
Clearview AI on track to win U.S. patent for facial recognition technology  Politico
Iberdrola gets approval for Puertollano hydrogen project PV plant  S&P Global
FTC Staff Report Finds Many Internet Service Providers Collect Troves of Personal Data, Users Have Few Options to Restrict Use  Federal Trade Commission News
Many people likely want a better grip on their data privacy and security, and with iOS 15, Apple took steps to bolster its privacy credentials. The latest OS arrived in September, and Apple has since...
Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy, has partnered with celebrity chef, television personality, and author Carla Hall for "Accept All Cookies?", a campaign to raise ...
From insecure Wi-Fi to reusing passwords, here are five mistakes to avoid to help protect your online privacy and security.
If you are going online this holiday season (and let’s be real — we all are), then you’ve seen the notice urging you to “accept all cookies.” Have you ever wondered what that means? You’re not the ...
Democratic Reps. Ann Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren, both from Silicon Valley, reintroduced on Thursday the Online Privacy Act, a bill that creates user data rights, limits companies’ collection and use of ...
A bill to shield judges’ personally identifiable information online advanced out of the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously after members tabled amendments to boost security for government ...

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...
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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...