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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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Either people online accept the terms and participate in the digital world or they unplug — something that is not really an option for anyone operating in the global economy. Fortunes were built on...
Apollo 16 astronaut John Young collects samples near the mission’s lunar rover in 1972. (NASA Photo) — Geeks (and some non-geeks as well) seem to have a never-ending fascination with space. That love...
Democratic Reps. Anna Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren announced the Online Privacy Act as Congress has struggled to agree on specifics of online privacy laws. The bill creates a new Digital Privacy Agency that...
Hold onto your online privacy tight and never let it go. When it comes to safeguarding your privacy, Google's Chrome browser isn't in the same league as Firefox, Safari and Brave, which over the past...
a privacy-first company built on the premise that when privacy is a choice, humanity is free. Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin The old adage that “there’s no such thing as a free...
While proposed improvements to the security of every citizen’s PII is a positive development, the challenge is that the many new and proposed state-level privacy laws will make it tougher for ...
A VPN, or virtual private network, is the online security equivalent of putting a lock on the front door of your house. There are two main reasons why everyone needs one. First, a VPN protects you ...
Two California lawmakers announced a legislative proposal on Tuesday that would create a new federal agency to enforce privacy rights online. Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif...
The Online Privacy Act of 2019, H.R. 4978 (pdf), is sponsored by Reps. Anna Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren. “Our country urgently needs a legal framework to protect consumers from the ever-growing ...
Protecting your online privacy is becoming a part of everyday life, one system designed to take the hard work out of protecting your home network and family from advertising, intrusive third-party ...

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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...