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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

When you sign up for something online -- say, an email subscription, a new account, or a cloud service like DropBox -- do you actually read the company’s privacy policy before you check the “I agree...
Privacy-enhancing technologies ... to America’s founding…This framework was essential for our country to launch and commercialize the internet economy, and today the US accounts for one-third of the...
... this as the sale of personal information jeopardizes the underpinnings of the internet,” said Internet Association lobbyist Kevin McKinley. Privacy advocates caution that some changes that seem...
Parents have historically struggled with how to address their children’s online activity. Parenting styles differ, but most parents understand that monitoring and supervising their children’s online...
TikTok violates Federal Trade Commission rules, pays $5.7 million fine  Vox.comTikTok is paying the FTC a record fine for collecting the data of kids under 13.
Trump's North Korea Summit Inspires Spearphishing  WIREDPlus: cryptocurrency dust problems for #DeleteCoinbase, leaked financial watch lists, and more of the week's top security news.
LETHBRIDGE: Little Tartan’s topsy-turvy privacy sandbox  TheChronicleHerald.caMeanwhile, back in The Little Tartan Republic, we have the seemingly incongruous problem of too much government...
TikTok to pay $5.7 million fine  Deccan ChronicleMedia app TikTok has been reportedly asked by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to pay $5.7 million in order to settle the acquisitions of...
The Psychology of the Fake Momo Challenge & Other Hoax Child Internet Memes  PsychCentral.comThe latest internet meme supposedly targeting children is called the Momo challenge. It had...
Trump promotes his own golf course in tweet on UK diplomacy  AxiosWhy it matters: President Trump — who, upon taking office, did not divest from his business holdings including his golf...

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...