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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

At WWDC 2019 on Monday, Apple upped the ante on privacy again. "We believe privacy is a fundamental human right and we engineer it into everything that we do," Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice ...
Maine governor signs online privacy bill  Miami HeraldMaine's Democratic has signed what supporters call one of the strictest online privacy proposals in the country.
Opinion | Why Is America So Far Behind Europe on Digital Privacy?  The New York TimesLegislators should seize the moment to pass meaningful protections for the digital age.
See if you can pass this Google online privacy, safety and security quiz  KomandoIf you've been online so long that you think you've seen it all when it comes to staying safe, think again....
General Data Protection Regulation one year on: what next?  Privacy News OnlineA previous post discussed what has happened in the world of the GDPR during its first year. Although only a...
Privacy Crypto Grin's First Hard Fork Planned for July  CoinDeskGrin developers have reached a rough agreement on a block number and expected date of activation for the crypto network's...
With cybercrime constantly on the rise and an ever-growing number of security breaches reported even (or especially) by online behemoths such as Facebook, the need for healthy privacy habits on the...
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...
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, ...
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 ...

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...