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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

16 states back Alabama's challenge to Census privacy tool  Carolinacoastonline
US Government buying commercial data is an obstacle to privacy  ProPrivacy
Loaded' online product event will take place April 20 at 1 p.m. U.S. Eastern. Apple ( AAPL) - Get Report will hold an online product event on April 20 at 1 p.m. U.S. Eastern, during which the tech ...
Here's how to hide your online status on WhatsApp. Select "Settings" from the menu at the bottom of the screen. In Settings, select "Account." In the Account page, find and select "Privacy." ...
Protect your data privacy with the help of Winston. Enjoy surfing the web safely with an extra layer of protection against third parties.
As we conduct more of our lives online, we’re realizing just how much we do in public, whether we realize it or not. And while some violations of privacy are more egregious than others ...
A consultant-turned startup founder is warning the campaign industry it could find itself on the wrong side of the privacy debate if it doesn’t take steps to enhance transparency. Brent Blackaby ...
Apple is expected to upgrade the screens of its iPads with a Pro-inspired design. Rumored AirTags may show up too.
Premium service subscriptions are an increasingly common online phenomenon, although Facebook and some ... system — combined with a higher level of user control over their privacy and the content on...
A less onerous version of legislation protecting internet users’ data privacy is on its way to the Senate floor. The measure (SB 1734), carried by Fleming Island Republican Sen. Jennifer ...

Featured News Stories

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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...