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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!

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(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Sarah Esther Lageson, Rutgers University (THE CONVERSATION) Americans are embracing...
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...
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...
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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 ...
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...
Western Communities Try to Chart New Economic Paths as Coal Declines Paying Homeowners to Transform Yards Into Bee-Friendly Habitats How One City Gets Residents to Actually Participate in the Budget...
From streaming a new series to booking a family holiday and keeping in touch with long-distance friends, the Internet has improved life by leaps and bounds. Despite the many perks, the Internet also...
China's Internet Regulator Drafts COPPA-Like Rules for Children's Data Privacy  JD SupraIn early June, the Cyberspace Administration of China released for public comment new draft...
Nevada Grants Consumers Opt-Out Rights in Expanded Online Privacy Law  JD SupraNevada is the latest state to strengthen privacy laws to address the perceived need for more oversight of how...

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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...
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