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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

A recent amendment to require the FBI to get a warrant to view browsing data failed by one vote. A group of technology companies is calling on Congress to protect your browser history, which could be...
Startpage, the world's first and most private search engine, and Vivaldi browser today announced a partnership that adds Startpage as a ...
Pacific are concerned about protecting their online and physical lives, but 20% are willing to offer their personal data for free products or services, while 24% share their social media details for...
Grandmother’s Refusal to Remove Photos From Facebook Tests Privacy Law  The New York Times
What is Tor? A beginner's guide to using the private browser  CNET
Trump Considers Forming Panel to Review Complaints of Online Bias  The Wall Street Journal
Trump reportedly may form a commission to examine allegations of online bias  The Week
House to consider amendment blocking warrantless web browsing surveillance | TheHill  The Hill
Privacy policymaking might as well be in quarantine  Biometric Update
Senate Approves Surveillance Bill With Sharper Privacy Safeguards  The New York Times

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...