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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

Verizon Wireless helping parents balance teens online privacy and safety  Movie TV Tech Geeks NewsKeeping your children safe from social media, smartphones and those dangers lurking on the...
We do Not Know how to Talk About Online Privacy Violations  The Mac ObserverFrom celeb-twinning apps to Facebook, users simply do not know how their data is being used nor how to discuss...
Democrats aren’t buying Big Tech’s latest privacy proposal  The VergeFor the past year, discussions involving data privacy have heated up in Congress and new federal legislation now seems...
CMU names new CyLab director  Pittsburgh Business TimesCarnegie Mellon University named Lorrie Faith Cranor director of the university's CyLab, or security and privacy institute. Cranor,...
January: Privacy Flag project | News  University of BristolProtecting personal information while surfing the web or using apps is a concern for many of us and successfully shielding such...
Online gaming industry needs more 'privacy by design'  The Lawyer's DailyThe world of video games has undergone a massive transformation. As online gaming continues to thrive, the industry...
Strong VPN Review 2019: A privacy veteran  VPN CompareA new & detailed review of StrongVPN. Find out how this established VPN provider has improved things in 2019 and see how they...
From January 2 through 18, the Nueces County Keach Family Library in Robstown, TX, is hosting the Glass Room Experience, a special exhibition designed to spark discussion about personal data and...
The Texas Legislature is open for business. For The Watchdog, that's like a five-month-long Super Bowl. I've been rolling the journalistic dice at those guys and gals in Austin for a decade or more...
Professor Andrew Charlesworth, from the University of Bristol Law School, was a co-investigator on the project and helped to develop the Universal Privacy Risk Area Assessment Methodology to...

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...