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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

Anyone concerned about their online privacy may be interested in a new piece of hardware called Winston, which has been designed to offer users the most advanced online privacy protection currently...
But not all VPNs are created equal. Unlike most VPNs that offer security at the expense of browsing speed, Private Internet Access VPN is an award-winning service that protects your connections ...
Apple has proposed a privacy feature for Safari and its WebKit engine that would stop many adverts from identifying users across the web, but still giving advertisers enough information about who is...
Internet privacy. Forget about it. It’s another of those oxymorons you hear so much about; like gluten-free dim sum or fully satisfied “Game of Thrones” fan or Donald Trump’s Modern Guide to...
and the Internet of Things — web-enabled sensors in everything from toilets to the refrigerator. The promise in the innovations spawned by the emerging digital caregiving ecosystem (largely centered...
Maine lawmakers give final approval to online privacy bill  Miami HeraldThe Maine Legislature has sent to the governor's desk one of the strictest online privacy proposals in the country.
Maine Gets Closer to Enacting Limited Online Privacy Legislation  JD SupraPrivacy legislation has advanced in Maine, where it has cleared the Senate following debate by the legislature's...
Online Privacy Is a Right, Not a Luxury  PCMag.comThe tech industry is finally waking up to the fact that people care about their privacy. But current solutions all come at too high a cost...
Privacy-killing behavioral ad targeting isn't worth it for publishers,  Fast CompanyPublishers make just 4% more on cookie-based ads than on ads that don't rely on technologies that track...
What To Know About Updates To Nevada's Online Privacy Law  Law360While not as far-reaching as the California Consumer Privacy Act, legislation recently passed by the Nevada Assembly amends...

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...