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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

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. ...
The late 1990s was a simpler time for Google. The nascent company was merely a search engine, and Gmail, Android and YouTube were but glimmers in the startup’s eye. Google’s first privacy policy ...
New California Online Privacy Law Threatens Small Wineries, Says One Vintner  ForbesInvasion of privacy is a hot topic, especially in connection with Internet companies. But new California...
Federal regulators eye update to rules governing children’s privacy and the Internet  The Washington PostFederal regulators this week began considering ways to update and potentially expand...
Three ways to ensure your privacy is protected on the internet  KnowTechieOur online safety is almost as important as eating and sleeping. It's hard to imagine the lives of people who have...
FTC approves settlement with Google over YouTube kids privacy violations  The Washington PostThe Federal Trade Commission has finalized a settlement with Google in its investigation into...
The Privacy Entrepreneur Keeping 10 Million People Safe Online  ForbesAt a time when governments and oppressive regimes around the world are actively restricting web access to its citizens...
The internet has become a dark place. I want the old one back  CNNUnlike the original web, where everyone built their own little corner of the internet universe, millions of people are...
Why Google Can't Solve the Privacy Paradox  PCMagGoogle has said that privacy and security are the focus for Android Q and many of its other releases this year, but Senior Security Analyst...
Another app with privacy concerns: TikTok, a popular video app with ties to China  Tech XploreThe resurgence of St. Petersburg, Russia-based FaceApp has sparked renewed concerns about...

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...