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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

India: Madras High Court bans downloading of TikTok  IFEXThe petition says that the TikTok app promotes "degrading culture and encourages pornography."
Big Tech feels the heat as US moves to protect consumer data  Myanmar TimesMomentum is gaining in Washington for a privacy law that could sharply rein in the ability of the largest...
The scourge of stalkerware  Graham Cluley Security NewsStalkerware. Software that allows someone else to spy upon every SMS text message you send or receive, who you're speaking to on your...
It's easy to forget about old accounts you've signed up for, including everything from photo-hosting sites to apps for household budgeting. But even if you stopped using a service years ago, experts...
I’m a tech journalist, so perhaps I am extra-sensitive to the dangers of the internet. But my concerns are widely shared by other women. In other words, digital privacy is a women’s issue. We just...
Most people assume hackers and data breaches are the biggest threat to their online privacy. And while both are certainly a big problem, your digital information is at risk from a much more ...
It’s becoming a major 2020 campaign issue. Every day it seems like a new Democrat jumps into the 2020 presidential race. While the 2020 Democratic candidates currently seem to be battling for who has...
The Internet has been a mixed bag. While there have been plenty of upsides, it has also brought with it a dangerous dark side. Google knows every search you’ve made (even in incognito mode). Your ...
13 years ago, a college dropout with crazy ideas, no money to his name, and lofty goals, a Romanian student named Alexandru Iulian Florea, was weeks away from getting kicked out of his mother’s house...
Companies and governments are gaining new powers to follow people across the internet and around the world ... even autonomy — are now becoming clearer. The boundaries of privacy are in dispute, and...

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...