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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

FBI Warning: School Apps Could Be Jeopardizing Student Privacy  CBS Dallas / Fort WorthNORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – It's a threat so serious, the FBI issued a warning to parents across the...
Apple: Break Safari's privacy rules and we'll treat you like malware  CNETThe iPhone maker releases a no-fooling-around policy guiding its technology for stopping advertisers and websites...
California Privacy Law: Businesses Not Ready, Survey Finds  MSSP AlertCalifornia's Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) faces confusion & lack of business awareness, ESET study finds. Is this a...
'Shocking' myki privacy breach for millions of users in data release  ABC NewsJust a few taps on and off, and a couple of tweets — that's all it would take for a hacker or stalker to...
Online privacy is having a moment. After more than a year of headlines exposing egregious misuse of personal data, consumers are showing greater concern for their online privacy while regulators push...
You can sign into this account online (at google.com) or through the app – just tap the identity icon at the top right of the browser and choose Account. [ Related: Get serious about privacy with the...
The Build a CCPA Privacy Program with OneTrust half-day online summit will address key CCPA compliance areas and how to overcome common CCPA challenges. A panel of CCPA experts will outline ...
Trump reportedly weighing executive action on alleged tech bias | WH to convene summit on online extremism | Federal agencies banned from buying Huawei equipment | Lawmakers jump start privacy ...
DOVER, Del. — A federal appeals court has rejected a settlement in a class-action lawsuit alleging that Google spied on users’ online activity using tracking “cookies,” even when privacy settings...
China’s internet regulator has said that a large number of mobile apps need to take rectification measures for the over-collection of personal data, clamping down on the practice as the country’s...

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...