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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

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 29...
Guido: Protect your online privacy  Sarasota Herald-TribuneJust this year, a list of over 700 million email addresses along with 22 million passwords was offered for sale online, and major...
Google set to launch privacy tools to limit online tracking: WSJ  Reuters(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google is set to roll out a dashboard-like function in its Chrome browser to offer users...
7 Simple Ways to Protect Your Digital Privacy  The New York TimesYou've heard about plenty of privacy risks. Here's what to do next.
Blow on online privacy: Russia introduces messenger user IDing by phone number  UNIANThe decree of the Russian government introducing messenger user identification by phone number takes...
Apple CEO Tim Cook Says The Problem Of Digital User Privacy Has Reach  India TimesPrivacy online has become a highlight for discussions in the tech industry today, and with good reason....
Apple and Google remove three dating apps for letting kids under 13 sign up, FTC says  CNBCThe Federal Trade Commission said on Monday that Apple and Google removed three dating apps from...
Editorial: Online privacy rules should put users first  The MainichiThe government has released an interim draft of revisions to Japan's personal information protection law, which is...
WSJ: Google Set to Launch Privacy Tools to Limit Online Tracking  Voice of AmericaWhile Google's new tools are not expected to significantly curtail its ability to collect data, it would...
Digital Media Is Suffocating—and It's Facebook and Google's Fault  The American ProspectRoughly 2400 journalists and media staffers in the United States lost our jobs in the first few...

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...