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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

It’s Time For A Privacy Audit Honestly, when is the last time you performed ... unique personal identifier, online identifier Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, social security...
WhatsApp's breach is proof that online privacy takes a little work  PoynterThis article originally appeared in Try This! — Tools for Journalism, our newsletter about digital tools. Want...
Stop The Privacy Giveaway In Maine  ForbesLegislation should focus on the actual privacy harms and their violators, not regulation for its own sake.
New plug-and-play privacy device lets you opt out of giving away all your data  Built In Chicagoimage via winston privacy.About half of your internet bandwidth is devoted to tracking you...
Facebook, Google Data Collection Under Fire in New Privacy Bill  BloombergA Republican senator plans to propose a bill that would let consumers block all websites from collecting...
Privacy-protecting Tor Browser arrives on Android  CNETYou can keep websites from watching what your smartphone is doing on the web. Sorry, there's no iPhone version.
Make me Instafamous — but you better respect my privacy too?  Kansas City StarWhat many of us don't realize, when we're online, is how very much the technologies we're using are reshaping...
Protecting Personal Data, From Digital Footprints To Digital Face-Mapping  90.5 WESAOn today's program: A look at Pittsburgh's primary elections; scientists seek a cure for a disease...
TV companies gun for direct-to-consumer dollars, Facebook and Google's privacy crackdown, Pepsi fights back  Business InsiderHello! Welcome to your weekly Advertising and Media Insider...
Why 5G is a huge future threat to privacy  Privacy News OnlineThe next-generation of mobile communications, 5G, is currently a hot topic in two very different domains: technology – and...

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...