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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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Chrome currently only allows people to clear all cookies. Competing browsers such as Apple’s Safari and Mozilla’s Firefox already build in privacy tools to block sites from tracking online activity...
What sorts of privacy enforcement cases should be a priority for the FTC? I think COPPA — the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act — and protecting kids ought to be a keystone of our privacy ...
Story continues Competing browsers such as Apple's Safari and Mozilla's Firefox already build in privacy tools to block sites from tracking online activity. Marc Rotenberg, president of the ...
As much as the move is great for privacy, Google's new tools could kneecap smaller advertising-supported businesses' ability to sell ads. For example, online publications rely on cookies to learn ...
In brief: Microsoft is working on several new features for Edge that should benefit both ordinary users and enterprise clients alike. Launch dates weren't mentioned and with some features, it looks...
In the first three months of 2019, some 1.9 billion records were exposed in 1,903 recorded data breaches. That's equal to nearly 40% of the 5 billion records exposed in all of 2018 and is about 29...
People today are rightly concerned about how their information is used and shared, yet they all define privacy in their own ways. I’ve seen this firsthand as I talk to people in different parts of...
What Chrome’s browser changes mean for your privacy and security  TechCrunchAt the risk of sounding too optimistic, 2019 might be the year of the private web browser. In the beginning,...
Google Says It Has Found Religion on Privacy  The New York TimesMOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google, the company that may know the most about our digital lives, is now preaching the gospel of...
Online Privacy Is Getting Worse: Data Breaches in 2019 on Track to Top Last Year’s Total  24/7 Wall St.In the first three months of 2019, some 1.9 billion records were exposed in 1,903...

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...