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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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The Heartland InstituteThe Bipartisan Case for Modernizing Net Neutrality & Online Privacy PolicyThe Heartland InstituteWhat is the simple key to passing bipartisan net neutrality and online...
WASHINGTON - Dozens of lawmakers in Congress are using tracking tools on their campaign websites to collect personal information about online visitors, including some legislators who have lambasted...
The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill In the wake of the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal and other recent tech industry controversies, Congress finally...
We the people have a right to live life on our own terms. To know where our data is stored, and to have control over it at all times. To protect our families from unwanted intrusion and invasive...
2017 wasn’t a great year for online privacy. In March, Congress repealed Obama-era regulations, and essentially gave internet service providers (ISPs) a free hand to sell users’ private data (...
Hardly a day goes by that we don’t read or hear about another breach or attack on our sensitive online information. In today’s digital world, online data is currency, and consumers deserve to be...
The US government announced the first steps toward implementing new online privacy rules, calling for public comment on "a new approach to consumer data privacy" The US administration called Tuesday...
The Cambridge Analytica scandal pointed out for some people how much information they are unwillingly sharing over the internet. Still, many people were completely unaware of who exactly collects...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leading internet search engine Google will acknowledge that it has made “mistakes” on privacy issues in testimony an executive of the Alphabet Inc unit will deliver to a U.S....
"Greetings, acolyte," says the otherworldly voice, as an abstract image dances on the screen: "We, of course, know exactly who you are. We know everything about you. We know where you were born. We...

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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...