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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!

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Baltimore software startup TrackOFF purchased by global cybersecurity firm  Baltimore SunTrackoff, a Baltimore software startup that protects consumers' privacy online, was acquired by...
Targeted ads offer little extra value for online publishers, study suggests  TechCrunchPeter Kim via Getty Images How much value do online publishers derive from behaviorally targeted...
Don’t Forget! We Are Giving Away a Fire TV Stick 4K, $100 Netflix Gift Card, & Fire TV Recast DVR  Cord Cutters News, LLCAs summer is unofficially getting started here in the United...
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On May 30, 2019, the Maine Legislature voted 35 - 0 to pass a strict internet service privacy (ISP) bill considered to be one of the strongest ISP privacy protections in the country. The bill, LD946...
Weeks after pitching this story to my editor, I had the disorienting experience of seeing a near-identical headline in the New York Times, penned by none other than Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Great ...
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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Legislature has sent to the governor's desk one of the strictest online privacy proposals in the country. The Senate gave final approval by voting unanimously in favor...
A bill that has received majority support in both houses of the Legislature would create the toughest state internet privacy law in the nation, prohibiting carriers such as AT&T and Spectrum from...
By then, in late 2018, her husband had been out of work for three months. Necolie, who lives on the Florida Coast and asked that her full name not be used to protect her privacy, was borrowing gas ...

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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...