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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

Constitutional amendment seeks to strengthen data protections  MTPR
More than two thirds of the most popular kids’ iPhone apps collect and share personal information, according to a recent study from Pixalate. By some estimates, digital ad firms have collected an ...
The latest update from Mozilla Firefox makes private browsing more accessible with a desktop shortcut to help protect user privacy.
It looks like parents need to start practicing what they preach when it comes to respecting boundaries online.
Most people don’t read privacy policies and have no idea what ... I've been writing about computers, the internet, and technology professionally for 30 years, more than half of that time with ...
The FTC is continuing its strong interest in privacy issues and looking at new technologies and the new concerns they might raise. In this edition of her Internet Issues/Social Media column, Shari ...
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.
A new book by Danielle Citron centers on the fight for privacy and the access people have to our personal information.
Recent developments in marijuana reform offer unique insight into the question of the federal government’s role in privacy legislation.
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...

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...