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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

Will Maine\'s New Strict Internet Privacy Law Conflict with the FCC?  GoverningBy Sun Journal. Maine internet *service* providers will face the strictest consumer privacy protections in the...
Maine governor signs bill banning internet providers from selling consumer data without consent | TheHill  The HillMaine Gov. Janet Mills (D) signed into law one of the nation's strongest...
Will the US ever get serious about security and privacy?  CSO OnlineWe have the ability to drastically reduce cybercrime. So why are we still failing?
Mary Meeker report: The one key stat the punditry is missing  Fast CompanyLegendary venture capitalist Mary Meeker has delivered her yearly Internet Trends report, and while the 333-slide...
Opinion | You Care More About Your Privacy Than You Think  The New York TimesThis article is part of a limited-run newsletter. You can sign up here. I hear this all the time: “This all...
86%25 of internet users admit falling for fake news: survey  Daily SabahEighty-six percent of internet users have been duped by fake news — most of it spread on Facebook — according to a...
Justice's antitrust chief sketches how he'll assess big tech  ABC NewsThe U.S. Justice Department's antitrust chief suggested Tuesday he'll take a broad view of how competition is harmed...
JavaScript tells all, which turns out not to be so great for privacy: Side-channel leaks can be exploited to follow you around the interweb  The RegisterBoffins from Graz University of...
Tech on trial: House mulls antitrust help for news industry  ABC NewsMembers of both parties on Tuesday suggested legislation may be necessary for the financially-struggling U.S. news...
With cybercrime constantly on the rise and an ever-growing number of security breaches reported even (or especially) by online behemoths such as Facebook, the need for healthy privacy habits on the...

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...