In the News

Your Privacy and Safety

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

The online data and privacy crisis is back in the spotlight hanks to U.S. Senator Edward Markey (D-Mass), who is leading a group of Senate colleagues in asking the Federal Trade Commission to update...
Most people don't take their online privacy seriously enough. They regurgitate the same old clichés. But here's why you shouldn't believe those myths.
Firefox is aiming to boost the privacy of users when browsing the web with a new feature that makes it easier to access private browsing. The latest update for the Mozilla Firefox browser adds a new...
Harry Halpin wants our internet conversations to be more private. He’s helped create a new kind of network that might make it possible.
Data privacy often comes at a huge price —  one that  can’t be quantified in certain terms because the implications are vast ...
Over 40% of UK parents put photos or videos of their children online. Showing just how prevalent online sharing now is, in June 2022 the word "sharenting" entered the Oxford English Dictionary, ...
Google is headed to court, again, to defend itself against accusations of privacy violations. On Thursday Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that his office sued Google for allegedly ...
We hear a lot about privacy problems with various online apps and services. But those problems start the minute you sign up and, most likely, ignore the privacy policies. Because if you read them ...
Lack of middle ground between blind crypto idealists and blinkered monetary regulators hampers self-sovereign, privacy-enhanced identity solutions.
A new app called Do Not Track Kids acts like a privacy shield for iPhones and iPads used by children. For $5 per month, it runs in the background of the device to block the companies that harvest ...

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...