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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

Veriff Secures $69M in Series B Funding to Combat Online Fraud  MarTech Series
Wilson Sonsini Adds Josh Beser to Growing Emerging Companies Practice in New York  PRNewswire
How to Send an Encrypted Email and Increase Your Privacy  MUO - MakeUseOf
Rick Scott: CDC Needs to Focus on How Social Media Is Impacting Young Americans  Florida Daily
The Latest: Nevada capitol to open after monthslong closure  ABC News
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Every day we see another news alert or story about a privacy breach, hack or loss of personal information. There are also times when we have been victims of our data being collected and illegally...
Here's how to hide your online status on WhatsApp. Select "Settings" from the menu at the bottom of the screen. In Settings, select "Account." In the Account page, find and select "Privacy." ...
Protect your data privacy with the help of Winston. Enjoy surfing the web safely with an extra layer of protection against third parties.
DuckDuckGo, a company that makes privacy-focused tools for consumers ... Those cookies are the tiny files that websites drop in your browser to let companies know about your online activities as you...

Featured News Stories

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Facebook Will No Longer Protect Teens From Their Own Bad Judgment - Forbes
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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...