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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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Online Privacy Daily News Feed

Facebook executive meets with U.S. lawmakers to discuss privacy  KFGO NewsBy David Shepardson and Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With a multibillion-dollar settlement looming for...
Facebook's Privacy Promise Comes 15 Years Too Late  The AtlanticA shareable online diary was an obvious idea in the early 2000s. What if a college student's version hadn't won out?
We Are Drowning in Data  The New York TimesDespairing about privacy isn't an admission of defeat. It's an acknowledgment that taking control of our data matters.
Apple says it doesn’t want consumers’ personal data  ConsumerAffairsPhoto (c) chris-mueller - Getty Images Tired of all the personal privacy lip *service* the tech giants have been spewing...
Private Internet Access VPN Review: Is PIA Secure? Detailed Guide  BloktIn this Private Internet Acces VPN review, we take a comprehensive look at all of its features and assess how PIA...
Kids, online privacy and influencers: 'I don't feel like I exploit my children to make money'  image.ieThe greatest threat to children's privacy online may not come from companies or online...
Enhanced Online Privacy Concerning Cryptocurrency Is a Right for Everyone  The Cryptocurrency AnalyticsIt does not make sense to be using cryptocurrencies without facilitation for online...
How Ecommerce Businesses Can Address Online Shopping Privacy Concerns  Legal ReaderThough online shopping continues to grow, the majority of those polled don't trust that their data is safe...
Firefox rolls out defense against two pernicious security and privacy issues  TechRadarFirefox Nightly and Beta builds are getting tools to block fingerprinting and cryptocurrency mining...
(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google is set to roll out a dashboard-like function in its Chrome browser to offer users more control in fending off tracking cookies, the Wall Street Journal reported on...

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...