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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

China relations makes it hard to know whether TikTok is actually any more intrusive than social media in general.
If you are a California resident, you have the right to privacy protections for your data under the California Consumer Privacy Act. The landmark consumer privacy law became legally enforceable on ...
The U.S. Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are investigating whether popular app TikTok failed to comply with a 2019 agreement to protect children’s privacy. In May, advocacy ...
The news comes as some colleges and universities, including Harvard, have announced they will hold online-only courses this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Permutive is announcing that it has raised $18.5 million in Series B funding, as the London-based startup works to help online publishers make money in a changing privacy landscape. CEO Joe Root, who...
A US Senate panel Thursday approved legislation aimed at combatting online child exploitation as civil liberties activists warned the measure could lead to an array of constitutional and privacy ...
The "Online Electronics Retailing - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Glo ...
Our View: Maine's internet privacy law survives legal challenge  Press Herald
Explainer: How the U.S. Seeks to Protect Children's Privacy Online  U.S. News & World Report
Federal judge rules in favor of Maine's landmark internet privacy law  NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

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...
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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
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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...
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...