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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

Who should keep an eye on Silicon Valley?  PoliticoThe FTC has only a small fraction of the money and workforce of the nation's largest tech companies.
Just call me Wrinkler: why FaceApp may not be your online privacy doom  Independent.ieWorried about FaceApp? Afraid that your mug might be added to a new master file of facial imprints that...
4 tips to protect your digital presence online and in your apps  WRAL.comBy Tyler Dukes, WRAL investigative reporter. Raleigh, N.C. — As the old adage goes, if you're not paying for a *...
Google expected to pay multimillion dollar penalty to settle investigation into how YouTube handles kids' data  KSL.comGoogle is expected to pay a multi-million dollar penalty to settle an...
800M Firefox Users Can Expect Compromised Password Warning After Update  ForbesMore than 800 million users of the Firefox web browser are set to get compromised password warnings following...
Advocates Press For Role Crafting Privacy Laws 07/22/2019  MediaPost CommunicationsAs lawmakers gear up to craft online privacy laws, consumer advocates are pressing to participate in the...
7 things you didn't know Google search could do until now  Fox NewsGoogle is way more powerful than most people realize. Regular searches are helpful, but they don't even scratch the...
Privacy Policy  Ocala NewsOcala-News.com uses these terms of *service* (“agreement”) to govern your use of our products, services, features, emails and subscriptions (collectively, ...
Senior California Democrats Stake Out Privacy Position with Draft Federal Framework  JD SupraAs the privacy debate heats up on Capitol Hill, Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), a senior member of the...
DuckDuckGo improves maps, ensuring privacy  Digital Information WorldInternet search engine, DuckDuckGo has updated its map search features, while ensuring the privacy of its users....

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...