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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

But he said fears that it will greatly affect mom-and-pop stores or websites are misplaced. State lawmakers passed the most sweeping internet-privacy law in the nation last year, the California ...
Worried about FaceApp? Afraid that your mug might be added to a new master file of facial imprints that shady Russian operators will pawn to the web's worst elements? Relax. The worst you'll likely...
GDPR, and the newer California Consumer Privacy Act, have given a legal bite to ongoing developments in online privacy and data protection: it’s always good practice for companies with an online ...
If you want to put privacy at the center of your online experience, a few browsers have begun to focus on that approach specifically. With versions for mobile, PC and Mac, the Brave browser is one ...
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s pretty impossible to avoid the internet. And now, a new survey shows many people think it’s impossible to protect your privacy online. A survey of adults in the U.S ...
Generally speaking the old maxim “you get what you pay for” still holds true, so when it comes to something as important as your online privacy and security, you don’t want to be cheap. ...
The late 1990s was a simpler time for Google. The nascent company was merely a search engine, and Gmail, Android and YouTube were but glimmers in the startup’s eye. Google’s first privacy policy ...
New California Online Privacy Law Threatens Small Wineries, Says One Vintner  ForbesInvasion of privacy is a hot topic, especially in connection with Internet companies. But new California...
Federal regulators eye update to rules governing children’s privacy and the Internet  The Washington PostFederal regulators this week began considering ways to update and potentially expand...
Three ways to ensure your privacy is protected on the internet  KnowTechieOur online safety is almost as important as eating and sleeping. It's hard to imagine the lives of people who have...

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...
It's junior year and Ellie Likos is ready to start the college process. The first step: changing her name on Facebook. Since the explosion of social media just a few years ago, colleges across...
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...