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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

California’s beefed-up privacy law arrives in less than a month, yet few observers expect all the necessary rulemaking to be done by January. That’s putting businesses in unclear territory on how to...
WhatsApp has threatened to withdraw from the UK over plans to weaken encryption. Privacy campaigners have slammed the plans.
The Internet of Things Likely Triggers NJ Privacy Violations | New Jersey Law Journal
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) of 1998: Protection for the US's Youngest Data Subjects  Lexology
This Privacy Setting Helps Keep Facebook From Tracking You  CNET
Privacy advocates are aghast at UK's anti-encryption plans  TNW
Scammers buying personal information online to help target scams  Fox Baltimore
TikTok-famous plastic surgeon has medical license suspended  New York Post
Blur Your Home on Google Maps Right Now to Protect Your Privacy  CNET
We all agreed that people sacrifice some measure of privacy for convenience — be that the big booby anime version of yourself or a speaker that’s constantly listening for your voice. I happily post...

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 -
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 -
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...