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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

Grindr fined $11.7 million for illegally sharing private user information with advertisers  The Verge
GTA Online Cheatmaker Forced to Close and Donate Proceeds to Charity By Take-Two - IGN  IGN
BlackCart raises $8.8M Series A for its try-before-you-buy platform for online merchants  TechCrunch
Biden Has a Chance to Reshape Tech. Will He? - OneZero  OneZero
Smaller investors face down hedge funds, as GameStop soars  The Associated Press
BlackBerry Expands Partnership with Baidu to Power Next Generation Autonomous Driving Technology  PRNewswire
Fintechs could see $100 billion of liquidity in 2021  TechCrunch
Former ambassador sues Apple and Alphabet to drop Telegram from app stores  CNET
Twitter launches 'Birdwatch' to cut down on misinformation - Business Insider  Business Insider
FTC Files First BOTS Act Cases  Ad Law Access

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