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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

Is 'Big Tech' too big? A look at growing antitrust scrutiny  ABC NewsIs Big Tech headed for a big breakup? The U.S. Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission are moving to...
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 ...
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...
No tech company has been louder lately about claiming to care more for your online privacy than Apple. And at the company’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference Monday in San Jose, California, ...
The feature was met with broadly positive sentiment from privacy advocates. “Especially excited for Apple’s new private sign-in service,” Gabriel Weinberg, CEO of the internet privacy company ...
Since 2017, I have been raising awareness of the threats to privacy, democracy, public health and innovation from the business models and algorithms of internet platforms. Privacy did not become a ...
A bill that has received majority support in both houses of the Legislature would create the toughest state internet privacy law in the nation, prohibiting carriers such as AT&T and Spectrum from...
As concerns about privacy grow, tech companies and advertisers have come under pressure to limit online tracking and data collection. Blocking the trackers by default is important, said Dave Camp ...
Safe online web surfing is a must for any entrepreneur. Whether you’re researching the competition or putting the finishing touches on your own website, internet privacy is a top priority. Private ...
At its developer conference yesterday, Apple introduced a new feature that would allow it to compete with Google and Facebook in terms of online ubiquity ... s version was privacy focused. ...

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...