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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

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...
Google unveiled a slew of new privacy features at its annual developer conference on Tuesday, but the internet giant also gave users new reasons to give the company even more of their personal ...
GDPR's one-year anniversary is May 25. The legislation gave numerous new privacy rights to consumers, and elevated the visibility of data protection professionals in the corporate world. But the law'...
Alphabet's Google is set to roll out a dashboard-like function in its Chrome browser to offer internet users more control in fending off tracking cookies, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday...
The privacy-focused announcement from Google comes as tech companies ... Google is retiring the Home name and shifting to the Nest brand best known for its line of internet-connected thermostats and...
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 ...
Moran and Wicker are among the six senators on a working group to draft a bill aimed at setting standards for online privacy for consumers. Sandberg met Monday with Senator Dianne Feinstein,...
"Our work on privacy and security is never done ... Facebook, Google's biggest rival in online ads, is facing a fine of up to $5 billion from the Federal Trade Commission related to its alleged ...
Unless you've experienced the joy of hunting down a functional computer that hadn't been updated in a decade in order to file your expenses, you probably won't appreciate the new Internet Explorer...
In addition to being able to launch Internet Explorer in a new Edge tab, Microsoft also announced at its Build developer conference this year that the new Edge browser will support new privacy ...

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...