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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

Peter Winn, director of the Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties and acting chief privacy ... Such multi-stakeholder governance has been the norm for the internet itself, standard-setting ...
Gwyneth Paltrow—who has 5.3 million Instagram followers—reportedly ran into a spot of trouble with her daughter, Apple Martin, recently when the 14-year-old called out her mother for posting a...
More and more Internet users are lost in thought about privacy these days. Some people need it for work, some go this route to avoid different forms of surveillance, some need to access one or ...
Live online-TV providers like YouTube TV ... on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy. AT&T, intent on profitability, announced a $10 price increase...
VP of product for Flickr, Andrew Stadlen on the partnership states, “We want our photographers to feel comfortable sharing their work online. We offer clear controls for privacy and copyright ...
Blackburn and Klobuchar jointly ask FTC to step up on online privacy and security  Brentwood Home PageSenators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) asked the Federal Trade...
A new Senate bill would ban a 'deceptive' practice used by Facebook to get user data, such as phone and email contacts  CNBCSen. Mark Warner, D-Va., on Tuesday rolled out the first in a...
US Privacy Law Talks and What That Means for Online Consumer Data  INQUIRER.netMomentum is gaining for a privacy law that could sharply rein in the ability of the largest technology...
Tor or VPN - Which is Best for Security, Privacy & Anonymity? [2019]  BloktLearn the pros and cons of Tor and VPN for privacy and security. Should you use both? Or just one? Our...
Firefox to Crack Down on In-Browser Cryptocurrency Mining  PCMagMozilla announced that future builds of Firefox will crack down on both in-browser cryptocurrency miners and website trackers...

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...