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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

Federal Trade Commission refers complaint about TikTok's adherence to child privacy law to the DOJ  South Florida Sun Sentinel
Federal Trade Commission refers complaint about TikTok's adherence to child privacy law to the DOJ  Imperial Valley Press
TikTok faces fresh US pressure over child privacy  Graphic Online
Critics point out that Apple’s reliance on iCloud for data storage undermines its privacy claims, as backed-up data remains accessible to law enforcement via warrants. Additionally, Apple’s...
After looking at the social media platform's compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, the Federal Trade Commission refers the case for a possible prosecution.
In today’s digital era, internet privacy and security have become paramount concerns for businesses. With the exponential growth of online activities, the risk of cyber threats such as data breaches...
The NEW Proton Foundation is a watershed moment in the fight for digital privacy, signalling a new paradigm where privacy is the default, not the exception.
The Federal Trade Commission announced that it referred a complaint against TikTok and China-based parent company ByteDance to the Justice Department for investigation.
The consumer-protection agency is asking the Justice Department to take enforcement action against the company over possible violations.
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Tuesday that it had referred a complaint against TikTok to the Justice Department, saying the popular video sharing app may be violating child privacy...

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