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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

The case of a Nebraska woman charged with helping her teenage daughter end her pregnancy after investigators obtained Facebook messages between the two has raised fresh concerns about data privacy ...
Concerns about data privacy returned after investigators found Facebook messages and charged a Nebraska woman with helping her daughter get an abortion.
Privacy is crucial for your safety and security, whether you're online or not. But online privacy is especially vital given that things like your financial ...
Lack of a broad federal law has become a growing concern for advocates as online platforms and others amass troves of consumers’ search data and other information.
New research adds granularity and specificity in how and why consumers make the choices they do when it comes to online privacy. By examining consumer preferences according to two distinct ...
"For far too long, Big Tech has been allowed to regulate itself at great expense to the health and well-being of young Americans," said the head of the advocacy group Fairplay. A key U.S. Senate...
WASHINGTON, July 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee voted Wednesday to approve a measure that would raise the age children are given special online privacy protections to 16 and bar ...
Online therapy has become a booming industry in recent years, but with that growth comes questions about how well these types of companies are protecting the privacy of their patients. Most ...
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Sen. Markey: ' I Support FTC's Efforts to Explore Strong Online Privacy Rules'  framinghamsource.com

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