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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

Cyber Week in Review: March 20, 2020  Council on Foreign Relations
Big Brother Capitalizes on Coronavirus Fears, Crypto Industry Responds  Cointelegraph
Coke, Disney Shareholders Anchoring a Renewed Movement Against Excessive CEO Pay  Motley Fool
Privacy fears as India hand stamps, tracks suspected Covid-19 cases  The Star Online
NortonLifeLock Continues Its Award Winning Streak With Three AV-TEST Institute Wins  Business Wire
5 ways tech can help you stay sane while you stay home  Fox News
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...
This post looks at some of the current issues around student data privacy as millions of students are now trying to learn online at home. This was written by Roxana Marachi, an associate professor of...
As more employers and educators scramble to take their day-to-day lives online due to the spread of the coronavirus, privacy concerns surrounding Zoom Video Communications Inc.’s data collection and...
The Brave browser focuses on stopping websites from tracking you. You don't want to be leaking your private information as you browse the web. The most popular browsers -- from Chrome and Safari to...

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...