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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

Big Tech’s lobbying collides with shift in attitudes
How can we protect privacy during a crisis like Covid-19, when "health surveillance" is on the rise around the world?  Privacy News Online
From Adventure Academy to Zoom: How to Select Educational Apps that Safeguard your Child’s Personal Data in the Era of At Home Learning  JD Supra
Kaspersky cleans up poisoned watering hole, Google presses pause on cookie crackdown  The Register
Zoom stock: Privacy and China connection weigh on shares  Yahoo Finance
Hackers' new target during pandemic: video conference calls  ABC News
Privacy groups slam Canada plans to install facial recognition technology inside homes  IOL
Surveillance Capitalism: How Big Brother Came Home in the Last Decade  Techopedia
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