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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

What the latest FTC vote means for online privacy and the modern tech business model  Technical.lyFTC set to launch effort to expand online privacy protection rules  ...
Post-Roe, colleges emphasize student digital privacy—or lack of it  Inside Higher Ed
FTC Launches Effort to Expand Online Privacy Protections  The Wall Street Journal
Research reveals how common online health marketing practices may violate patient privacy  Newswise
With abortion now or soon to be illegal in over a dozen states and severely restricted in many more, Big Tech companies that collect personal details of their users are facing new calls to limit that...
Privacy online is a funny thing. You may think you have it, but you don’t, especially on social media. Every so often, I see a meme flash by as I’m scrolling, stating Facebook is changing their rules...
The case of a Nebraska woman charged with helping her teenage daughter end her pregnancy after investigators obtained Facebook messages between the two has raised fresh concerns about data privacy ...
Lack of a broad federal law has become a growing concern for advocates as online platforms and others amass troves of consumers’ search data and other information.
In a survey of CDOs, a majority said data privacy technology and data collaboration would give their organization a competitive advantage.
Concerns about data privacy returned after investigators found Facebook messages and charged a Nebraska woman with helping her daughter get an abortion.

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...