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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.

The Institute for Internet Safety: Catching Mistakes Before Mistakes Catch You!

Online Privacy Daily News Feed

DOVER, Del. — A federal appeals court has rejected a settlement in a class-action lawsuit alleging that Google spied on users’ online activity using tracking “cookies,” even when privacy settings...
“While software bugs are a common occurrence, the need to protect children who use Messenger Kids and Facebook's promises to parents set a higher bar for privacy and online safety,” Sens. Ed Markey (...
From social networks to government agencies, it feels like everyone wants a piece of your data nowadays. The best way to protect your privacy is to mask your online identity. Private Internet Access...
Some blind online interactions lead to friendship ... and “Have you ever felt uncomfortable with something you saw?” Of course, the account privacy setting is always an option on Instagram — and ...
If you’re still surfing the Web without the protection of a VPN, you may as well be leaving your laptop open and unattended in a busy coffee shop. Hackers are now able to access everything from your...
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Safeguard your privacy online with this award-winning VPN  Android CentralIf you're still surfing the Web without the protection of a VPN, you may as well be leaving your laptop open and...
The NYPA is Dead for Now – But Dashboard Act Keeps US on the Frontlines of Data Privacy  CPO MagazineEven though NYPA has failed to pass legislation, all is not lost for data privacy as the...
Perspectives on Property Rights in Data  American Enterprise InstituteView related *content*: Technology and Innovation. It's part of economic orthodoxy — and almost certainly correct —...
Cybersecurity researcher “Elliot Alderson” talks Trump and Facebook, Google and Huawei, and teaching kids online privacy [Podcast]  Security BoulevardFor anyone that's watched Bad Robot,...

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...