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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

“As a member of the Alphabet company family, Verily—for better or for worse—bears scrutiny for its data protection and privacy practices,” said David Holtzman, an executive adviser for cybersecurity...
It also has an option for storing digital copies of your receipts, which is very useful if you need to claim for expenses often. Built-in VPN: A VPN is a fantastic way of maintaining your privacy...
A coalition of trade associations are asking California to put off enforcement of its landmark privacy regulation in part because of the novel coronavirus.
Selma Online is a free, online teaching platform that seeks to transform how the civil rights movement is taught in middle and high schools across the country.
In spite of some excellent privacy preserving options that have been available to users since those ... We often see this happening for activities that aren’t even explicitly considered illegal in...
Facebook and Twitter will not be forced to disclose the private messages of a murder victim and witness in a drive-by shooting case spurred, in part, by an online spat, an appeals court ruled ...
In a public health emergency that relies on people keeping an anti-social distance from each other to avoid spreading a highly contagious virus for which humans have no pre-existing immunity ...
But certainly the privacy office and FERPA officers are communicating with faculty departments ... Highlights from quotes in the chat section of the online forum: “Community colleges may lead the way...
Edward Snowden: Why Does Online Privacy Matter?  NPR
EARN IT: The US Anti-Encryption Bill That Threatens Private Speech...  Bitcoin Magazine

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...
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Facebook Will No Longer Protect Teens From Their Own Bad Judgment - Forbes
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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...