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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

You can turn on iCloud Private Relay, a beta feature on iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey that Apple says will ensure that your web traffic will be encrypted and sent through two separate...
StackSocialWhether you’re genuinely concerned about your security on the internet or you just want to watch movies that aren’t on US Netflix, a VPN and antivirus solution is a great way to boost your...
Australia's Information Commissioner has called for a positive duty on organisations to handle personal information fairly and reasonably in light of the federal government considering amendments to...
In this week's tech newsletter, we take a look at how there is widespread support for a federal data privacy law and much more.
Democrats introduced a new bill that would ban nearly all use of digital advertising targeting on ad markets hosted by platforms like Facebook, Google, and other data brokers. The Banning...
Apple (AAPL) warned on Tuesday that pending legislation floating around in the Senate would hurt the company's privacy protection tool that it rolled out last year and may aid ...
They hit back with threats demanding the reviewer apologise and delete the offending post or face arrest for criminal defamation. In the most recent case widely reported in media across Asia earlier...
Startpage, a search engine that lets anyone search online without personal data collection, tracking, or targeting, today unveiled the Startpage Privacy Protection browser extension. Available now...
NortonLifeLock (NASDAQ: NLOK), a global leader in consumer Cyber Safety1, today announced it is the signature sponsor of Data Privacy Week, a global effort to empower individuals to manage their ...
IT firm C-Planet fined €65,000 over massive voter data breach  Times of Malta

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...