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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

“The issue is complex,” Greenberg said. “And legislators are concerned about the impact of privacy legislation on both consumers and business.” The Internet Association, representing tech giants such...
The legal industry and technology are intertwined. Technology presents many legal challenges to companies, lawyers, and legal professionals, due to cybersecurity demands, data breach concerns, and ...
Instagram DMs are getting a major overhaul behind the scenes. It could prove very, very profitable. ...
Congress Introduces Online Privacy Bill Addressing Consumer Genetic Tests  Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLPManatt's Scott Lashway, co-leader of the firm's privacy and data security...
Lost amid the Equifax and Capital One hacks: Identity thieves targeting kids with ‘blank slate’ credit histories  MarketWatchA child victim of identity theft typically won't find out their...
Cybersecurity researcher “Elliot Alderson” talks Trump and Facebook, Google and Huawei, and teaching kids online privacy [Podcast]  Packt HubThe cybersecurity researcher known online as...
11 new state privacy and security laws explained: Is your business ready?  CSO OnlineStates from Maine to California have recently enacted privacy, data security, cybersecurity, and data...
PSG's Neymar cleared of rape charges  Wide World of SportsBrazilian soccer star Neymar has been cleared of rape allegations made by a model, after a judge ordered th...
She says they applied to Y Combinator because they wanted to grow quickly, and that timing is important with more privacy laws coming online soon. She has been impressed with the generosity of the ...
Startups can expect to be successful with both groups if they can come through on this now critical component of the online ecosystem. In short, create a privacy-centered startup culture from day one...

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...