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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

HSE website users are having data ‘leaked to commercial actors’, report warns  The Irish TimesReport finds 73% of HSE landing pages contained 'ad trackers', the highest rate for public...
Cyber security and data privacy warning issued  The NationalBy PETER ESILA CONSUMERS, Government offices and organisations are not being mindful of cyber security trends and data privacy...
Apple's New 'Privacy on iPhone — Private Side' Ad Uses Humor to Make Online Privacy Relatable  MactrastApple's latest iPhone ad, “Privacy on iPhone — Private Side” uses humor to tackle the...
For years, the big tech companies have been given pretty much a free rein by Capitol Hill to act as they chose. What congressional oversight of the industry, there was largely focused on whether...
Do you like to find a product on Facebook that you likely wouldn’t have known about otherwise? (That cool coding toy made an excellent gift for my daughter.) Likewise, do you get troubled when seeing...
Login to shop for Deals and books or to chat. Last revised July 2013 Web sites of The News-Gazette Inc., including but not limited to, news-gazette.com, wdws.com and whms.com take your privacy ...
Like Google, DuckDuckGo has a very clean minimalistic look. It's as fast as Google, but doesn't save or share anything you do online. On a desktop computer, there's a DuckDuckGo extension in Google...
With increased tracking of children and teens online and the collection their personal data a widespread practice, Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced legislation...
One of the key observations he makes is that the fastest growing areas of online communication are private messaging, ephemeral stories, and small groups. At the core of this growth, Zuck diagnoses...
Most companies have said they would accept new federal legislation in the wake of bombshell revelations about Facebook and other online platforms' handling of users' personal data US lawmakers opened...

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...