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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

Ottawa launches data strategy, eyes fines tied to tech giants' revenue  The Globe and Mail'Digital charter' will outline a series of principles to guide future legislation for data...
Latest Firefox Release is Faster than Ever  Mozilla & FirefoxToday's new Firefox release continues to bring fast and private together right at the crossroads of performance and security...
Looking for a Great Deal on an Easy-to-Use VPN? Well, You Just Found It.  InverseThere are lots of Virtual Private Networks to choose from, but TunnelBear is a secure easy-to-use VPN that's...
Apple has a chance to build a social network we can trust  ComputerworldApple has never quite managed to create a social network that works, but it seems to have a better chance than ever...
Privacy Awareness Week (Online Privacy): credential stuffing attacks are on the rise in Australia  LexologyToday's topic for Privacy Awareness Week is “online privacy”. It is no surprise...
Sen. Hawley Preps 'Do Not Track' Bill for Online Data  MeriTalkSen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., said today he plans to introduce a bill that would prohibit online *service* providers from...
Privacy watchdog probes erring online lending apps  BusinessWorld OnlineTHE NATIONAL PRIVACY COMMISSION (NPC) has begun looking into 48 online lending applications that have been subject to...
Your Kid Wants to Be a YouTuber? There’s a Camp for That  The Wall Street JournalWhile many parents won't even entertain the idea of allowing their children to be on YouTube, others view...
Protecting online privacy is vitally important. Doing so in an unfair way that gives a pass to the biggest abusers of privacy in the world is a mistake. The legislature in Augusta should change...
The average American adult spends 11 hours a day on some type of digital media. A lot of that time is spent watching videos through platforms like Amazon Prime or Netflix, or reading content on news...

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...