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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

Apollo 16 astronaut John Young collects samples near the mission’s lunar rover in 1972. (NASA Photo) — Geeks (and some non-geeks as well) seem to have a never-ending fascination with space. That love...
"Today's Internet is broken, and users suffer the most. They are being tracked, tagged, and exploited; this not only violates privacy, but slows down page loads, drains batteries, and makes for a ...
Billions of people still use the free internet every day, of course. But it feels increasingly like wading into a sludge pit of algorithmically promoted misinformation, privacy-invading apps and ...
Read more: More privacy conscious and not Australia Card 2.0: DTA defends digital identity play "Digital Identity does not involve a unique identifier, nor does it allow tracking of online activities.
While proposed improvements to the security of every citizen’s PII is a positive development, the challenge is that the many new and proposed state-level privacy laws will make it tougher for ...
If you are concerned about protecting your online privacy while connecting to the Internet to remotely you may be interested in a new portable 4G LTE wireless router called the Mudi. The small pocket...
Welcome to the brave new world of online security. As hackers become more adept at stealing personal information ... Read next: Everything you wanted to know about data breaches and privacy...
They say in a Wednesday letter to the Federal Trade Commission that the deal would consolidate Google's dominance over internet services. They also worry it'll add to Google's store of consumer data.
The Online Privacy Act of 2019, H.R. 4978 (pdf), is sponsored by Reps. Anna Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren. “Our country urgently needs a legal framework to protect consumers from the ever-growing ...
Oklahoma has few online privacy laws, group says  Oklahoman.com

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...