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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

Oppo's ColorOS 12 will remove metadata from media that you share online  Ghacks Technology News
Change these browser settings ASAP to protect your privacy in Chrome, Firefox and more  msnNOW
4 takeaways from POLITICO’s first tech summit  POLITICO
Privacy violated, deliverer alleges  Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Delhi school teachers fight attendance app over privacy fears  Reuters
Lawmakers Push Facebook To Abandon Instagram For Kids, Citing Mental Health Concerns  NPR
Cybersecurity tips for online learning as schools tap hybrid learning amid delta variant  TechRepublic
A Spy in Your Pocket: How Phone Hacking by Mercenary Spyware Firms Threaten Global Privacy  Democracy Now!
Cheat Sheet: Why email marketers are calling Apple’s iOS 15 update ‘a proverbial nail in the coffin’  Digiday
Apple introduced a pop-up window for iPhones in April that asks people for their permission to be tracked by different apps. Google recently outlined plans to disable a tracking technology in its ...

Featured News Stories

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Facebook Will No Longer Protect Teens From Their Own Bad Judgment - Forbes
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Opinion Should parents be criminally liable for kids' cyberbullying - CNN.com
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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...
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