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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

This isn’t the first time Congress has tackled new and emerging privacy concerns. Congress passed the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, the Health Insurance Portability Act, and the ...
DuckDuckGo has announced new draft legislation dubbed the ‘Do-Not-Track Act of 2019’. It’s not expected that this draft, which would force websites to respect Do Not Track, will become a law anytime...
Internal disputes among a Senate working group may slow the delivery of an online privacy bill originally expected this summer, Reuters reports. The bill will affect how businesses use consumer data...
After the Equifax breach, the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal, and a succession of similar controversies, privacy and data protection standards are on the rise. Marketers should use this...
Purism Announces the Librem One Online Privacy Respecting Suite  TechNaduPurism launches a crowdfunding campaign for a complete online privacy suite. The bundle will launch with four apps,...
Congress needs to take new approach to protect Internet  Arizona Capitol TimesCongress should codify the basic tenets of net neutrality – a concept with which virtually no one disagrees –...
5 Do's and Dont's of Online Privacy in 2019  TechiExpert.comProtecting your online privacy is very important. Learning the ways to do that is the main key point here, as internet usage is...
Senate inches forward on privacy regulations  AxiosSens. John Thune, Roger Wicker and Maria Cantwell. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images. Two more lawmakers have joined a Senate effort to...
Myths and Reality of Online Privacy in 2019  Foreign Policy 2018Are we protected on the web? Online privacy is a topic covered so many times, and there have been some myths which arose...
FTC obtains civil penalty under Children's Online Privacy Protection Act  International Law OfficeThe Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced that it had settled with the...

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...