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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

Most Americans don’t believe their personal information is secure online and aren’t satisfied with the federal government’s efforts to protect it, according to a poll.
The Battle for Digital Privacy Is Reshaping the Internet  The New York Times
Online And Offline Disclosure Of Data Collection Practices Under California's Privacy Law - Privacy - United States  Mondaq News Alerts
Americans have little trust in online security: AP-NORC poll  Associated Press
Mozilla VPN adds advanced privacy features: Custom DNS servers and Multi-hop  Mozilla & Firefox
Protect Online Privacy and Keep Personal Data Secured with the Help of a Free VPN Service  Virtual-Strategy Magazine
UK to ask G7 for privacy overhaul targeting online tracking requests  Californianewstimes.com
Wikimedia Foundation Suit Over Mass Online Surveillance Tossed (1)  Bloomberg Law
When and where Indiana's fall leaves will be at their peak across the state  IndyStar
TikTok's lead EU regulator opens two data privacy probes  Reuters

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