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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

ONLINE PRIVACY 101 - HOW TO PROTECT YOUR ONLINE DATA IN 2021  Island Echo
Apple's next all-virtual launch will be April 20: Upgraded iPads, iOS 14.5 privacy push on tap  CNET
Wanderlight: A Pilgrim's Adventure, Awarded iKeepSafe COPPA Certification  Investing News Network
Brave is the latest major internet player to ditch Google’s cookie alternative  TechRadar
German regulator acts to halt 'illegal' WhatsApp data collection  Reuters
Wanderlight: ™ A Pilgrim's Adventure, Awarded iKeepSafe COPPA Certification  PRNewswire
PATRICK GATHARA - Dark Web: How Companies Abuse Data and Privacy Protections to Silence Online Media  The Elephant
New York bets on online profits  Financial Times
Momentum builds for US laws to protect children from Big Tech  Financial Times
Covid-19 left people feeling vulnerable to cyber crime  ComputerWeekly.com

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