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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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(Getty Images) Six months after a set of European Union rules aimed at better protecting online users' privacy went into effect, trust in the internet among EU member states fell to its lowest point...
AUGUSTA — Maine internet service providers will face the strictest consumer privacy protections in the nation under a bill signed Thursday by Gov. Janet Mills, but the new law will almost certainly...
It was the kind of call a journalist dreams about. Last fall, a tipster contacted the Bucharest-based Rise Project to offer the investigative-journalism outfit a suitcase full of evidence that, the...
Maine's governor on Thursday signed into law one of the nation's strictest internet privacy protection bills. The Act to Protect the Privacy of Online Consumer Information will require internet ...
In early 2018, an investigation by the nonprofit Consumer Reports revealed that some new models of Samsung’s smart TVs could be hacked. Others that used the digital streaming service Roku were also...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's Democratic governor has signed what supporters call one of the strictest online privacy proposals in the country. The bill, signed by Gov. Janet Mills on Thursday, ...
Gov. Janet Mills signed a bill Thursday establishing stricter internet privacy protection laws in Maine. (Robert F. Bukaty/AP) Maine Gov. Janet Mills signed legislation Thursday that would establish...
Six months after a set of European Union rules aimed at better protecting online users' privacy went into effect, trust in the internet among EU member states fell to its lowest point in a decade, ...
On June 7, 2019, Maine Gov. Janet Mills signed into law the Act to Protect the Privacy of Online Consumer Information, which prohibits broadband Internet access service providers from using, selling...
However, Kelly is unsure whether these types of data privacy and competition concerns constitute an ... telecommunications, messaging or online advertising, which are all defined antitrust markets...

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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...