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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

Ransomware gang threatens to wipe decryption key if negotiator hired  BleepingComputer
Top House Republicans criticized a Democratic proposal to spend $1 billion to fund the creation of a new privacy bureau at the Federal Trade Commission, saying it would serve a partisan agenda rather...
Internet privacy and user protection are two things that are important for both organizations and consumers to know about.
Seismic changes, centered around user data privacy, will have a drastic effect on how online experiences will be delivered and controlled. Collection of user and customer data is nothing new, of ...
Apple has tossed a lot of privacy and security upgrades into iOS 15, including on-device speech recognition, a code generator for two-factor authentication and an email feature that masks your...
Living in a condominium or an apartment unit as a bedspacer is currently a very in-demand move by several unit owners. With a number of people not being a hundred ...
California regulates consumer privacy via the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), an expansive legislation reminiscent of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). CCPA ...
The National Privacy Commission (NPC) and finance groups on Wednesday “strongly” condemned the harvesting of excessive information of some online lending platforms such as saving their users’ contact...
A Lower Frederick man must answer to charges in Montgomery County Court that he secretly filmed women in his bathroom and during sexual encounters and that he ...
which is lead EU regulator for many of the world's top internet firms due to the location of their regional headquarters in Ireland, is allowed to impose fines of up to 4% of global revenue. TikTok...

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...