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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

The news that Facebook faces a $5 billion fine from the Federal Trade Commission for massive, chronic privacy violations signals the arrival of a new era in which regulators are far less tolerant of...
Why it matters: An increase in federal penalties against tech companies for violating kids' privacy rules is shaping new expectations for how the internet will be governed. Driving the news: The ...
New consumer line protects users from nosy companies and invasive websites while escalating the war on online crime and threats to children BUCHAREST, Romania, July 17, 2019 /PRNewswire ...
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s pretty impossible to avoid the internet. And now, a new survey shows many people think it’s impossible to protect your privacy online. A survey of adults in the U.S ...
Two of the big trends that will impact the largest Internet companies this year are increased scrutiny by U.S. regulators and reduced pressure over privacy. These topics were among 10 trends that ...
This is the browser to use if you really care about online privacy  CNETThe focus of the Brave browser is to block websites from tracking you.
FTC approves settlement with Google over YouTube kids privacy violations  The Washington PostThe Federal Trade Commission has finalized a settlement with Google in its investigation into...
The Guide to Total Online Security  InverseI've said it before and I'll say it again: data privacy will be the dominating issue of the 21st century. Between election-rigging and large-scale...
Online viewer privacy is regulated by an act originally designed to protect video rentals  The Conversation - CanadaInternet privacy laws are partially governed by the VPPA, which was...
FTC reportedly approves settlement with Google over YouTube’s violation of children’s privacy law  USA HeraldThe Federal Trade Commission (FTC) already approved a settlement with Google in...

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...