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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

Now you can order Alexa to forget what you just said  Action News NowAmazon Alexa users can now order the voice-controlled assistant to erase what it's heard. You'll soon be able to say,
Online privacy bill doesn't really protect your privacy  Bangor Daily NewsMaine's Legislature is expected to vote soon on an internet privacy bill. After the Cambridge Analytica scandal and...
Dell Announces More Ubuntu-Based Precision Developer Edition Laptops, Mozilla's Alan Davidson Testifies on Internet Privacy, Canonical Announces the Release of Multipass 0.7.0 Beta, GParted Reaches 1...
Personal data of thousands of Australians sold for just $US60  ABC NewsOur personal data isn't staying with the companies that collect it — it is being bought, sold and shared in ways most...
Is Amazon's Alexa violating your child's privacy? FTC asked to investigate  KGW.comPrivacy groups claim the kids' version of Alexa won't forget what children tell it. They're asking the...
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How much value do online publishers derive from behaviorally targeted advertising that uses privacy-hostile tracking technologies to determine which advert to show a website user? A new piece of ...
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 ...
Everybody with online accounts will have encountered the GDPR in the subject lines of countless emails with privacy notices and requests for consent renewals. Whatever search phrases people used to...

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...