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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

Lack of middle ground between blind crypto idealists and blinkered monetary regulators hampers self-sovereign, privacy-enhanced identity solutions.
Amid a data privacy and security landscape that only grows more complicated, a WIPL 2022 panel discussed the major shifts and regulatory agencies to keep an eye on.
The association representing online advertisers has updated and expanded its privacy framework to help members navigate what it calls a patchwork of new state privacy laws related to consent for use...
The Latest Attempt To Address The Online Data And Privacy Crisis  Forbes
Former NSA researcher creates online privacy app for kids  Stars and Stripes
Opinion: Online proctored testing is a violation of privacy  University Star
CMU Presents Internet of Things Privacy and Security Research at White House Summit  Mirage News
Consumer rights are civil rights | Think  KERA Think
WhatsApp Gives Users Ability to Choose Who Sees Them Online  WinBuzzer
EU Lawmakers Must Reject This Proposal To Scan Private Chats  EFF

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