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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.

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A federal judge has granted final approval to Google's “Wi-Spy” settlement, which requires the company to pay around $10 million to nonprofits that promote online privacy. The settlement resolves a...
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These online platforms differ from services like Skype in that they have been designed to comply with HIPAA laws and privacy regulations.” According to Dr. Gail Saltz, an associate professor of ...
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Privacy Isn't Radical: How Tor Supports Dissent as a Human Right  Bitcoin Magazine
Online privacy: Dating app maker Match Group backs US bill seen as privacy threat  RTL Today
In 2013, Edward Snowden leaked thousands of classified National Security Agency documents, sparking a global conversation about citizens' rights to privacy in the digital age. It's a conversation...
Online technologies undoubtedly have the capacity to perform useful services. But an easy-to-use interface shouldn’t give companies free reign to take as much data as they wish, especially when users...
Organizations across St. Louis are banding together to provide resources to struggling members of the business community. Here's are a few services readily available to business. This page will be ...

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...