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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

No means no, says DuckDuckGo as it pushes to make ‘Do not track’ the law of the land  Philly.comThe DuckDuckGo proposal would require sites to respect “Do Not Track” browser settings that...
U.S. lawmakers drafting privacy bill argue about pre-empting California  ReutersU.S. lawmakers drafting online privacy legislation zeroed in on a major point of contention on Wednesday of...
Adtech veteran Quantcast is latest tech giant to face GDPR privacy probe  TechCrunchAnother tech giant is under investigation in Europe for potential privacy breaches of the General Data...
Searchable database to aid administrators vetting ed tech  Education DiveWith an influx of ed tech products for school districts to consider purchasing, administrators are burdened with...
DuckDuckGo wrote a bill to stop advertisers from tracking you online  The VergeDuckDuckGo CEO Gabriel Weinberg is mounting a new campaign to revive the Do Not Track standard, a privacy...
Why the TikTok ban is worrying | analysis  Hindustan TimesIn a span of less than two weeks, the Madras High Court has imposed and lifted a ban on the TikTok mobile application, an...
New privacy tool? Google to soon let you auto-delete location tracking data  Business StandardAlphabet Inc's Google said it will let users set up their profiles to automatically delete...
Teacher posts her salary online -- then a stranger filled her classroom with supplies  GMAA woman who revealed her teaching salary on Facebook is now thanking a man she's never met for...
Still, he didn't address how his privacy-focused vision is going to solve the problems that have led to lack of trust and calls for tougher regulation. "It seems like another Facebook diversion," ...
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...

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...