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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

Nine quick ways to improve your online privacy  QuartzImagine someone wants to know as much about you as they possibly can. This imaginary ill-intentioned person has access only to the...
Apple Tackles Internet Privacy Concerns in Latest iPhone Ad  HighsnobietyApple has just released a new iPhone ad highlighting the importance of online privacy, declaring, “Privacy. That's...
Passbase is building a full-stack identity engine with privacy baked in  TechCrunchDigital identity startup Passbase has bagged $600,000 in pre-seed funding led by a group of business angel...
Schools Collect Tons of Student Information. Deleting It All Is a Major Challenge  Education WeekStates and districts should create comprehensive data inventories and adopt clear retention...
The ultra-thin line between stopping hateful terrorists and condemning our online privacy  NOQ ReportIs online privacy destined to be extinguished? That very well may be the future we're...
California has become a battleground for the protection of consumer privacy rules  Los Angeles TimesCalifornia privacy advocates and industry lobbyists are gearing up for a legislative...
Dropbox now limits free users to just three devices  Android CentralDropbox, the popular cloud storage *service*, has a pesky new rule for free users — they can only use the app on up to...
Ex-Twitter CEO to Elizabeth Warren: There's not a one-size-fits-all way to break up Big Tech  CNBC"Companies are very different from each other, you can't just break them up similarly,"...
Nike’s self-lacing shoes stopped lacing. Blame the Internet.  Washington PostNike's most advanced kicks have been turning into bricks. Blame the Internet. Last month, Nike began selling...
What is the DWeb? How third generation of the internet could quash online security and privacy fears  CompeloEdina Harbinja and Vasileios Karagiannopoulos explain how a third generation of...

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...