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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

We monitor for you,” said James. There are other privacy services that promise to remove your data from the internet. Ironically, some of these belong to the same companies putting your information...
All five commissioners have supported some new rulemaking and enforcement authority as Congress considers drafting a federal online privacy law,” Stoller writes. Wilson, along with FTC Chairman...
Gwyneth Paltrow—who has 5.3 million Instagram followers—reportedly ran into a spot of trouble with her daughter, Apple Martin, recently when the 14-year-old called out her mother for posting a...
The FTC is initiating this study to better understand Internet service providers privacy practices in light of the evolution of telecommunications companies into vertically integrated platforms that...
The Russian hack has intensified pressure on the internet giants to monitor content posted on their social media sites, and to better protect user privacy. They have shown they are not up to the task...
The California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA") was enacted in early 2018 as a ... information” such as “information regarding a consumer’s interaction with an Internet Web site, application, or ...
A VPN helps cloak your internet activity in anonymity and stops you being tracked across the web for advertising, having your traffic intercepted, or running into malicious sites. If you regularly ...
Online Privacy And The Concept Of "Data Dividend"  Jefferson Public RadioWe like our time on the Web, but there's a near-constant concern about what we give, in addition to what we get. At...
The Angle: In Conversation Edition  Slate MagazineA second look: Christina Cauterucci revisits her controversial piece about Pete Buttigieg's potential presidential candidacy by talking to...
Get ready for new legislation to raise the level of protection for kids online  ConsumerAffairsSenator Ed Markey is proposing legislation called the Kids Internet Design and Safety Act,...

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...