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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

Popular Library Online Resource May End Due to Privacy Concerns  Newport Beach Independent NewspaperNewport Beach Public Library may be forced to cancel a popular online resource by July 27...
Original ringtones, trouble-shooting bluetooth, saving water-damaged phones, and more: Tech Q&A  Fox NewsFrom bluetooth woes to saving water-damaged phones and making your own ringtones...
Unresolved privacy battle growing between law enforcement and big tech: ANALYSIS  ABC NewsIn December 2015, Syed Farook and his wife went on a terrorism killing spree in San Bernardino,...
Kazakhstan tries and fails to MITM all of its internet users with rogue certificate installation  Privacy News OnlineOn July 17th, 2019, the government of Kazakhstan enacted a new...
Privacy Cryptocurrency Zcash Prepares for 'Friendly' Fork  CoinDeskIn about five hours, the privacy-oriented cryptocurrency Zcash will spawn a new blockchain network called Ycash. It'll be...
FTC to ask about disabling YouTube ads for kids’ privacy  LivemintFTC is investigating YouTube for potential violations of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.Video creators would...
Internet phenomena have a tendency to come on strong and totally take over our social feeds, seemingly out of nowhere. The current meme dominating just about every platform involves an app called ...
In light of recent news that your webcam could potentially record you without you even knowing, it's not surprising that people are worried about being spied on online. In fact, according to a new ...
The agency reportedly found that YouTube violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. Google has to pay the FTC a multimillion dollar fine to settle a probe into YouTube's shortcomings when...
Federal regulators this week began considering ways to update and potentially expand enforcement of the country’s online children’s-privacy law, questioning whether swift advances in technology have...

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...