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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

WhatsApp just introduced several important privacy features including online status blocking that it showed in beta last month..
WhatsApp now makes that possible. This morning, WhatsApp announced that it would be adding several new privacy features to offer users more control and privacy protection. The first major update is...
The messaging platform announced on August 9 it has added three new layers of protection that will enable users more privacy in their conversations.
While there are ways for consumers to encrypt their data, digital rights advocates say more needs to be done to protect users' privacy in a post-Roe world.
WhatsApp will not let you take screenshots of 'view once' images, let you leave a group char silently and hide your online status.
WhatsApp is rolling out new privacy features like a screenshot-blocking tool and allowing users to leave group chats to boost user security. Read more on TAG24.
Comparing web browser privacy and security features  TechTarget
How to keep kids' privacy in check as they return to school
Snapchat to let parents see who their kids are chatting with in app  The Verge
Sister-in-Law Paid $500 to Babysit Niece Slated for Breaking Privacy Rules  Newsweek

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