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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 ...
Generally speaking the old maxim “you get what you pay for” still holds true, so when it comes to something as important as your online privacy and security, you don’t want to be cheap. ...
It doesn’t matter if you’re on your phone or your laptop, your personal information can leave a digital trail of where you go online. Consumer Reports’ expert explains what you can do to protect your...
An industry group of internet service providers has branded Firefox browser maker Mozilla an “internet villain” for supporting a DNS security standard. The U.K.’s Internet Services Providers ...
How online privacy affects businesses  Baltimore Post-ExaminerHow does online privacy affect businesses in 2019? We hear stories in the news almost every day now about a new data breach, a...
Donate Bitcoin to Protect Internet Privacy With New Tor Project Crowdfund  newsBTCAs part of its fight against internet surveillance, those behind the Tor Project have announced a Bitcoin...
Recode Daily: These influencers and fans are ready to leave YouTube behind  Vox.comAs YouTube struggles with controversy, TikTok is surging in popularity. The VidCon digital video...
Wisekey ID Blockchain-based solutions to override the need for a central digital identity authority by distributing information across a network of participating nodes  GlobeNewswireWisekey...
FTC approves record $5B fine for Facebook  Indianapolis Business JournalAt $5 billion, the fine the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is about to levy on Facebook is by far the largest it's...
Analysts Believe Bitcoin Looks Bullish Despite Growing Fears of a Trump Ban  newsBTCFears regarding the possibility of a U.S. ban on Bitcoin may be contributing to the recent selloff, but...

Featured News Stories

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Facebook Will No Longer Protect Teens From Their Own Bad Judgment - Forbes
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Opinion Should parents be criminally liable for kids' cyberbullying - CNN.com
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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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