In the News

Your Privacy and Safety

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

After Backlash, Personal Voter Information Is Removed by New York City  The New York TimesThe Board of Elections reversed its decision and removed online access to its voter registration...
CyberGhost vs NordVPN - A VPN Comparison, Which Is Best?  BloktIn this detailed review, we put CyberGhost and NordVPN head to head. We analyze various Key Metrics to see which of these two...
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...
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...
This is in stark contrast to the previous advertising model of the internet, whereby if Google guessed that I ... they are trying to argue for a reduction in citizens’ rights (to privacy, fair trial...
As analysts give long odds for a new nationwide privacy law becoming a reality this year ... A CNN report last year said GDPR forced an online game producer, a small social network and a mobile ...
But “private,” the adjective used to describe various levels of sharing by social networks, is not to be conflated with actual privacy. The minute you share something online with anyone ...
Facebook is making privacy changes to its platform when it comes to users ... Trade Commission back in January and made public in February that the data closed online support groups on Facebook — ...
ABC News: Diane Sawyer television event documenting impact of screen time, technology & social media on families across country  Niagara Frontier PublicationsTwo-hour special report...

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...