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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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Online Privacy Daily News Feed

Should We Be Wary of WebRTC? Yes, Say Sources  Evolving ScienceSecuring online privacy is important for every individual. However, the risks one should consider regarding privacy often come...
Germany considers amendment to law which makes it illegal to run a Tor node or website  Privacy News OnlineOn the 15th of March, the German Bundesrat (Federal Council) voted to amend the...
Facebook’s new encrypted network will give criminals the privacy they crave  The GuardianDearly beloved, our reading this morning is taken from the latest Epistle of St Mark to the schmucks...
Bipartisan Senators Propose Bill To Stop Big Tech Companies' 'Spying on Children'  The Bipartisan PressSens. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) introduced legislation aimed at...
United States Federal Trade Commission strikes one for children's privacy  Canadian Lawyer MagazineOn Feb. 27, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced that operators of the video...
Internet Privacy: Additional Federal Authority Could Enhance Consumer Protection and Provide Flexibility  Government Accountability OfficeIn April 2018, Facebook said that up to 87 million...
For years, the big tech companies have been given pretty much a free rein by Capitol Hill to act as they chose. What congressional oversight of the industry, there was largely focused on whether...
Login to shop for Deals and books or to chat. Last revised July 2013 Web sites of The News-Gazette Inc., including but not limited to, news-gazette.com, wdws.com and whms.com take your privacy ...
Do you like to find a product on Facebook that you likely wouldn’t have known about otherwise? (That cool coding toy made an excellent gift for my daughter.) Likewise, do you get troubled when seeing...
Like Google, DuckDuckGo has a very clean minimalistic look. It's as fast as Google, but doesn't save or share anything you do online. On a desktop computer, there's a DuckDuckGo extension in Google...

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...