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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

Ahead of Thursday debate in Congress, iPhone maker says measure could benefit ‘irresponsible’ companies profiting from user data ...
The bill allows users to sue platforms like Facebook and Google if they break the law, granting up to $5,000 in relief per violation ...
You can turn on iCloud Private Relay, a beta feature on iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey that Apple says will ensure that your web traffic will be encrypted and sent through two separate...
Much like the Internet itself, PETs have become a dividing line between democratic and authoritarian governments with implications for privacy and accountability. With foresight, however, the United...
This detailed guide with screenshots covers how to customize and use Mac privacy features that are new with macOS Monterey.
In this week's tech newsletter, we take a look at how there is widespread support for a federal data privacy law and much more.
Virginia should amend the state data privacy law to better reflect the rights that consumers expect to have when sharing their personal data with companies, ODU doctoral student Thomas Morris writes...
Countries around the world will be celebrating Data Privacy Day on Friday, January 28, 2022, by highlighting the impact technology has on our privacy rights and the importance of valuing and ...
Want to protect your privacy online? Consider using a fake email service  WRAL.com
Startpage's Privacy Protection Browser Extension Gives Consumers Control Over Online Data Collection and Tracking  PRNewswire

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...