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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

This track record shows that industry is responsive to consumers' concerns about online privacy." 100-Action Report To commemorate reaching 100 actions, the Accountability Program examined more than...
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, ...
but of course you’ll be able to have an online persona that is distinct and different from your Google persona. “We’re committed to protecting and respecting users’ privacy every step of ...
or educational institutions), and most state data privacy laws are triggered by the collection of specific types of personal information (e.g., Social Security Numbers), or by the collection of ...
No easy answers. Internet regulation is inevitable, and lawmakers are starting to act. The process will require consultation and will need to deal with everything from the protection of user privacy...
The Latest FTC and COPPA Policy Updates  The National Law ReviewRecent litigation, legislation, and topics regarding the latest privacy and data privacy legislation surrounding COPPA and...
Zuckerberg’s call to regulate Facebook explained  San Francisco ChronicleFacebook has faced months of scrutiny for a litany of ills, from spreading misinformation to not properly protecting...
Russia to Block VPNs That Don't Censor Content  TechCoRussia has threatened to block VPN companies that do not apply the country's strict censorship laws on web *content*.
Lyft breaks below IPO price on second day of trading  AxiosLyft shares traded below their $72 IPO price for most of Monday, closing their second day of trading at $69.01 per share. Why it...

Featured News Stories

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Facebook Will No Longer Protect Teens From Their Own Bad Judgment - Forbes
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Opinion Should parents be criminally liable for kids' cyberbullying - CNN.com
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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...