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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

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s pretty impossible to avoid the internet. And now, a new survey shows many people think it’s impossible to protect your privacy online. A survey of adults in the U.S ...
Dominant Internet companies like Facebook and Google ... As worried as consumers are about privacy, the risk to businesses could be even bigger. Businesses that rely on data or other resources ...
Two-Third Of The People Think It Is Impossible To Achieve Online Privacy (Survey)  Digital Information WorldAccording to the survey, 78% of the people changed their behavior towards the...
Google Chrome PSA: Ways To Protect Your Privacy  International Business TimesGoogle Chrome is known for its speed and its inability to protect a user's privacy on the web. Here are some...
BritePool/Annenberg Privacy Index Shows Small Improvement in Consumer Trust Online  Yahoo FinanceToday, BritePool and the USC Annenberg Center for Public Relations released the results of...
Keep Google Chrome from spilling your secrets to prying eyes  CNETUntil Chrome starts helping you guard your privacy, these browser extensions can help.
Top Republican Touts Blockchain Privacy as Alternative to Regulating Big Tech  Yahoo FinanceWith regulators not “nimble” enough to adapt to the fast changing world of technology, those...
How to fix the internet, according to its pioneers  QuartzThose who first developed and embraced life online today say the internet needs to be changed. Here's how.
In Wake Of Privacy Scandals, Consumers Are Sharing Less Information Online  PRNewswireSAN JOSE, Calif., June 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- After more than a year of headlines highlighting the...
The Latest: Facebook denies that it's a monopoly  ABC NewsThe Latest on congressional hearings on the reach of big tech (all times local):. 4:50 p.m.. Rep. Joe Neguse, a Democrat from...

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...