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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

Congress is Voting on Net Neutrality!  Privacy News OnlineThe House of Representatives are voting on the Save The Internet Act today! As usual, the ISP's are trying to ruin the bill with...
BullGuard expands product line with launch of BullGuard VPN  TechRadarThe cybersecurity firm BullGuard is expanding its cybersecurity product line with the launch of BullGuard VPN which...
U.S. advertising groups create privacy bill coalition  ReutersFour U.S. advertising trade groups have banded together to lobby Congress to ensure federal online privacy legislation is less...
Facebook and Google talk hate crimes  PoliticoWith help from John Hendel, Cristiano Lima, Margaret Harding McGill and Jordyn Hermani. Editor's Note: This edition of Morning Tech is...
BullGuard adds to its product line with a VPN  BetaNewsCybersecurity company BullGuard is launching its own VPN for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS, intended to make it simple for users to...
Senators Marsha Blackburn, Amy Klobuchar ask FTC to take action to protect Competition and Online Privacy  Clarksville OnlineSenator Marsha Blackburn Tennessee Washington, D.C. - Senators...
Social media: should you share pictures of your children online?  The Conversation UKTeaching our children about consent is important in any aspect of life, and online privacy should be no...
EU: Facebook changes terms to show it makes money from data  ABC NewsFacebook has changed the fine print in its terms of *service* to clearly explain to users that it makes money by using...
We Tried To Find 10 BuzzFeed Employees Just Like Cops Did For The Golden State Killer  BuzzFeed NewsThe Golden State Killer case has triggered a boom in “genetic genealogy” for solving...
Breaking the internet: new regulations imperil global network  Yahoo NewsIs the dream of one global internet still alive? Increasingly, moves by governments to filter and restrict *content...

Featured News Stories

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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...