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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

Is the fight against cybercrime destroying your online privacy?  Times of India
Canada's Online Streaming Act desperately needs a privacy clause  TVO
PrivacyTests reveals how your web browser does privacy-wise  Ghacks
Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials on Presidential Action to Establish the Task Force to Address Online Harassment and Abuse  The White House
Sourcepoint and MediaMath Announce First-of-its-Kind Partnership to Provide 'Privacy-Safe' Inventory Segments -  Portada-online.com
Brave roasts DuckDuckGo over Bing privacy exception  The Register
The tech industry wants revisions to bipartisan legislation to limit use of consumer data.
Homosexuality is still a crime in 70+ countries. Although having LGBTQ+ relations is legal in many countries, the community is still heavily discriminated against, even in the realm of tech.
Washington Post tech columnist Geoffrey Fowler says a 1998 law prohibits tech companies from collecting data on kids — but only if the companies know the age of their users.
The new policy, with a view to fight cybercrime, is not sitting well with virtual private network service providers, who will be required to collect a ...

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