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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 mirror doesn't need internet to work, she said. Even if it is connected, all data is stored on a local network. The company says it will abide by Europe's stronger privacy rules, which took ...
increases the time the videos are stored online to 30 days. This subscription plan also enables other features of the device, which include facial recognition, auto privacy mode, and two-way audio....
It is hard to feel like your personal information is safe online, but there are some good habits that can help keep your data secure. Password security is the foundation for all cybersecurity.
The mirror doesn't need an internet connection to work, she said. Even if it is connected, all data is stored on a local network. The company says it will abide by Europe's stronger privacy rules,...
The Texas Legislature is open for business, and for The Watchdog that's like a five-month-long Super Bowl. I've been rolling the journalistic dice at those guys and gals in Austin for a decade or...
The Internet Is A Privacy Disaster. But We Still Don't Know How To Talk About It.  BuzzFeed NewsWe know our data has been left vulnerable, or sold, or misused. But do we really understand...
Sex, lies and the Internet ...the Gen Z Edition  Jamaica ObserverAdolescence has been described as the time of incredible physical, social and emotional growth, a...
National Privacy Commission to probe passport data loss  GMA NewsThe National Privacy Commission (NPC) will be conducting an investigation into an incident involving a passport maker...
Testing your web browser for cryptojacking  Privacy News OnlineCryptojacking or cryptocurrency mining is the covert use of your computer's Central Processing Unit (CPU) and Graphics...
The Texas Legislature is open for business. For The Watchdog, that's like a five-month-long Super Bowl. I've been rolling the journalistic dice at those guys and gals in Austin for a decade or more...

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
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...