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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.

The Institute for Internet Safety: Catching Mistakes Before Mistakes Catch You!

Online Privacy Daily News Feed

Make data privacy your next resolution  The Clarion
Daily Research News Online no. 32677 - Seed Funds for Consumer Privacy App Cloaked  Daily Research News Online
Sen. Westerfield says consumer privacy bill is now top priority  WHOP
'Inevitable digital intrusion' into Mainers' privacy drives new push for constitutional amendment  Press Herald
Watchdog report finds mandatory Beijing Winter Olympics smartphone app has glaring security flaws  ESPN
Janet Jackson stars in explosive new trailer for documentary  Daily Mail
How to protect your privacy while shopping on Amazon during the holidays  USA TODAY
Many people use fake names when signing up for a new service online as a way to protect privacy. Turns out, that doesn't do a lot to keep companies from tracking you. But using an alternative or fake...
The BBC will collect and process the personal data that you have provided to us via the online voting platform: We will use this information to identify your geographical location and check voting ...
Apple has sent a letter to U.S. lawmakers strongly voicing its opposition to several antitrust bills, claiming that the proposed acts would hurt competition, stifle innovation, and harm consumer ...

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The selfie syndrome Why teens use social media for validation and how parents can counteract it - TODAY.com
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