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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

Lawmakers drafting a bill to create rules governing online privacy hope to have a discussion draft complete by late May with a Senate committee vote during the summer, but disputes are likely to push...
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...
But Jen King, director of consumer privacy at The Center for Internet and Society at Stanford University, said she remains “fairly skeptical” because the site’s facelift fails to tackle the ...
Last month, Human Rights Watch slammed Russia's move to block the messaging app Telegram, calling it a "widespread assault on privacy and freedom of expression online." "Blocking millions of IP ...
“Since the application of the GDPR significant concerns have been raised by individuals and privacy advocates concerning the conduct of technology companies operating in the online advertising sector...
Internet Privacy Bill Proving Struggle for Congress  Insurance JournalLawmakers drafting a bill to create rules governing online privacy hope to have a discussion draft complete by late May...
Don’t Wait For Laws: Act Now To Protect Your Family’s Online Privacy  ValueWalkAll are designed to protect kids online, because current laws, new technologies, and tech industry self-...
The War on Privacy Through Tech Devices  ForbesHow has new technology put travelers and victims of rape in peril of being coerced into handing over their tech devices and why should this...
Login - May 1, 2019  AxiosIt's a packed newsletter, so no clever intro. Well, that and I stayed up too late watching the Sharks and Warriors. 1 big thing: Facebook's off-again, on-again...
Purism Launches Suite of Privacy Protecting Services and Apps Called Librem One  Privacy News OnlineSocial purpose corporation Purism, which produces privacy-respecting hardware 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...