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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

Student COVID data breached at Chico State. California bad-dreamin': online voyeur cops a guilty plea.  The CyberWire
Prevent a Health Crisis From Becoming a Financial Catastrophe  ConsumerReports.org
China passed a sweeping privacy law aimed at preventing businesses from collecting sensitive personal data Friday, as the country faces an uptick in internet scams, leaks and concerns about tech ...
This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Arathi Sethumadhavan, Project Fellow, ...
The National Privacy Commission has ordered the immediate takedown of the mobile apps of four online lenders for the unauthorized use of the personal data of their borrowers.
How Parents Can Share Smarter on Social Media and What You Can Do to Keep Your Family Safe in a No-Privacy World. I am a parent and at first glance the child-safety protections Apple just announced...
New Mexico’s attorney general accused the developer of the popular Angry Birds mobile games of violating federal children’s privacy law by knowingly collecting data on players under age 13 and...
A 17-year-old girl from South Mumbai, who had been on psychological counselling before Covid, dropped out of therapy after her sessions went virtual due to the pandemic. She told her psychologist...
Google Drive is one of the most useful online tools that anyone who has internet access can ever have. Its standard storage comprises 15 gigabytes, and can increase up to ...
Joshua Goldbard, the founder and CEO of cryptocurrency startup MobileCoin, joined Cheddar to discuss the company's recent Series B fundraise of $66 million and the growing need for privacy in online...

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...
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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...