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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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Privacy rights groups, including the American Civil Liberties ... A January article by Tech Crunch cited examples of automatic license plate readers being accessible online because the device owners...
Put the snow boots away until next year. Clean the windows, mop the floors and start Kondo-ing every drawer in the house. When the spring cleaning fever hits, it comes on like a heat wave.
Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg called for new global regulations governing the internet, recommending overarching rules on hateful and violent content, election integrity, ...
Earlier this month, Sens. Markey and Josh Hawley, R-Missouri, introduced updates to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, which among other things would prohibit internet companies from ...
“Motel 6’s actions tore families apart and violated the privacy rights of tens of thousands of Washingtonians ... The company must also create an online tool for guests to report incidences where...
How LEOs can reclaim personal privacy online  Police NewsFounded by a former police officer and computer forensics expert, OfficerPrivacy removes personal information from top people-search...
Hashtag Trending – Online privacy enigma; Self-driving car outlook gloomy; Right to Repair  ITBusiness.caA pair of studies shed light on people's thoughts about online privacy and self-...
Report: Millions of Facebook user records left exposed online  MashableThird-party apps scraped Facebook user data and then left it exposed online for anyone to download.
Editorial: Mark Zuckerberg lacks credibility to dictate internet reforms  The Mercury NewsSo, Mark Zuckerberg now wants Congress to regulate his company and the internet. And he wants to...
ACLU claims immigration officers at SFO retaliated against Apple employee  San Francisco ChronicleThe ACLU has filed a complaint aganst the Department of Homeland Security on behalf of an...

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...