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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

The Federal Trade Commission is working on new internet privacy rules affecting the gathering, analyzing and selling of people’s data rather than waiting for Congress to advance legislation governing...
Over the past decade, business models that rely on harvesting and selling huge amounts of consumer data have proliferated despite being deceptive, ...
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration responded to the Federal Trade Commission’s request for advice on developing an online privacy framework.
The UK firm's investment in the US-based AI privacy startup will help combat the uncontrolled proliferation and exploitation of our private data online and is a critical step toward achieving global...
Lawmakers from both parties who back stricter rules for handling kids' data and accounts online see an opening in the last lame-duck weeks of this Congress. Why it matters: Passing a national online...
Independent legal analysis of a controversial UK government proposal to regulate online speech under a safety-focused framework warns the bill poses a risk to the integrity of end-to-end encryption.
Mozilla has introduced a new subscription package that combines its VPN service with Firefox Relay. Here's what it offers and how much it costs.
The Opioid Policy Institute and the Legal Action Center called for additional data privacy protections for addiction treatment data collected by mHealth sites.
India’s Clampdown on VPN Services and Measures to Protect Your Online Privacy  Cyber Security News
EARN IT Act Will Make The Internet Worse For Everyone By Undermining Privacy And Security  Techdirt

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...