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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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7 deadly sins of the privacy and data protection policy debate  American Enterprise InstituteView related *content*: Technology and Innovation. The seven deadly sins — pride, greed, lust,...
Universal Performance Rating System for Corporate CyberSecurity and Privacy Protection?  Irish Tech NewsThe current digital ecosystem makes it virtually impossible for people to resist...
California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) - Take action before the end of the year to comply with the CCPA!  LexologyWhile businesses around the world must comply with the CCPA effective 1...
Smart but nosy: Latest gadgets want to peer into our lives  ABC NewsMany of the hottest new gadgets are also the nosiest ones. This week's CES tech show in Las Vegas was a showcase for...
The Texas Legislature is open for business. For The Watchdog, that's like a five-month-long Super Bowl. I've been rolling the journalistic dice at those guys and gals in Austin for a decade or more...
Since the dawn of the Internet, American regulators and companies have pursued two goals to protect our privacy: that people should be in control of their data and that companies should be...
Although popular internet sites like Gmail and Facebook deliver highly personalized experiences, the services they offer are anything but private. Free online services like email and social media...
The IoT Community (Internet of Things Community) unveiled the formation of its security, privacy and trust focused IoT Center of Excellence (SPTIoTCoE), which will be Co-Chaired by Nancy Shemwell,...
And if parents want to control their child’s online activities through less-advanced means ... you teach them that adults and authority figures have the right to violate their privacy. And as the Me...
Founded as an open-source project in 2017, IoTeX is building the world's leading privacy-centric blockchain platform for the Internet of Things (IoT). Their mission is to build a decentralized ...

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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...