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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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We should bring on the breakup of big tech and the online privacy laws that are way overdue. But a healthy public sphere needs a healthy public media. We’ve built the equivalent for television and...
The GAO conducted a comprehensive analysis of the US federal regulatory landscape with respect Internet privacy, specifically with respect to FTC and FCC enforcement actions and authorities. GAO...
“The more of these steps you take to protect yourself and your privacy online, the less likely it is that your information will leak out,” Von Ramin Mapp said. One last step you can take is clearing...
Data lobbyist lovefest’: EPIC’s Marc Rotenberg and the Center for Digital Democracy’s Jeffrey Chester both praised the inclusion of Color of Change at the House hearing but lamented an overall lack...
That leaves 2019 for parties to tighten or loosen the screws on an internet privacy law likened to Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation. The bill is one of a handful of proposed amendments to...
Internet security researcher Karan Saini found the direct ... This would appear to be, at very least, a violation of Twitter’s own privacy policy. This policy states, if anyone wants to leave the...
putting the future of the Internet at risk. The D.C.-based Council on Foreign Relations says China’s policies, including censorship, data localization and its onerous privacy rules, are “meant to...
The Observer view on the robust action needed to curb 'online gangsters'  The GuardianThe government has failed to tackle overtly political issues such as disinformation on Brexit or...
Prof: EU Sanctions Online Giants Because They Don't Adhere to Proper Practices  Sputnik InternationalEU members have backed an overhaul of the bloc copyright rules which would force Google...
Tech titans such as Apple, Google and Facebook should be embarrassed that the United States is the only major developed nation without fundamental online user protections. The next big tech...

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...