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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 Enacts Major Tech Restrictions on Privacy, Safety  The New York Times
IronVest Emerges from Stealth to Transform Personal Online Security and Privacy, Closes $23 Million Seed Funding Round  Business Wire
Minnesota takes additional steps to protect ballot privacy  Detroit Lakes Tribune
How Can You Protect Your Privacy When Gambling Online?  jim o brien
Meta Pixel's Video Tracking Spurs Wave of Data Privacy Suits (1)  Bloomberg Law
Google's Matt Brittin: Good Privacy Makes for Good Advertising | LBBOnline  Little Black Book - LBBonline
Patent Application Titled “Data Processing And Communications Systems And Methods For The Efficient Implementation Of Privacy By Design” Published Online (USPTO 20220309416): OneTrust LLC  ...
Attorney General Bonta Sends Letter to U.S. Senate Opposing Federal Preemption of State Notarization Laws  California Department of Justice
It looks like parents need to start practicing what they preach when it comes to respecting boundaries online.
Kevin Driscoll’s new book The Modem World offers a picture of an early Internet defined by community, experimentation, and lack of privacy.

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