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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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Any means of online data tracking and privacy protection rights remained in legal limbo in the U.S. until 2003, when California passed the first bill addressing the issue. Since then, the state ...
An excerpt from Alvin Wang Graylin and Louis Rosenberg’s Our Next Reality: How the AI-powered Metaverse Will Reshape the World. The AI-powered metaverse ...
The Maryland legislature passed two bills over the weekend limiting tech platforms’ ability to collect and use consumers’ data. Maryland Governor Wes Moore is expected to sign one of those bills, the...
Attorney General R Venkataramani emphasized the importance of understanding privacy from a competition perspective during the CCI annual day. He highlighted the need for competition regulators ...
On May 9, the Governor of Maryland approved SB 541 (the “Act”) which enacted the Maryland Online Data Privacy Act of 2024, setting forth new provisions for ...
despite the alleged security provided by privacy apps and other measures. The escalating rivalrybetween the U.S. and China in developing massive new undersea internet cables shows the intensifying ...
New legislation and regulations are driving social media companies such as Meta and TikTok to make major child safety and privacy changes, according to a new report launched in the House of Lords on...
As the job market no longer produces the same volume of direct hire fully remote opportunities, job seekers in privacy are more readily considering working contract and contract-to-hire to maintain...
Oversharing can make children vulnerable to identity theft, harassment and predators. To protect their privacy, share a 'holiday card-or-less' amount of data online, says expert Leah Plunkett.
Jolla has taken the official wraps off the first version of its personal server-based AI assistant in the making. The reborn startup is building a ...

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...