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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

Modern Privacy: Strong passwords key to online security  theday.com
Kids' data is a form of currency — and parents often decide how to spend it  Business Insider
ANALYSIS: Is YouTube's $170M FTC Settlement Kid Stuff? (Podcast)  Bloomberg Law
What you should expect of elected officials when it comes to protecting data online  KTVQ Billings News
Google faces UK class action lawsuit over collecting iPhone data  Financial Times
Google is rolling out new privacy tools that help users cover their digital footprints on Google-owned websites, while also making sure people are staying safe across the internet. The first new tool...
It doesn’t matter if you’re on your phone or your laptop, your personal information can leave a digital trail of where you go online. Consumer Reports’ expert explains what you can do to ...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. online privacy bill is not likely to come before Congress this year, three sources said, as lawmakers disagree over issues like whether the bill should preempt state ...
Oh boy, it’s been a bad year for privacy. According to a recent RiskBased Security report, the first half of 2019 saw nearly 4,000 publicly disclosed breaches, exposing an inconceivable 4.1 billion...
Symantec Corp. SYMC, -0.51%, the world’s leading cyber security company, today announced its commitment to the National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) campaign, “Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT...

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...