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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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Since the dawn of the Internet, American regulators and companies have pursued two goals to protect our privacy: that people should be in control of their data and that companies should be...
Although popular internet sites like Gmail and Facebook deliver highly personalized experiences, the services they offer are anything but private. Free online services like email and social media...
The debate over user privacy online is getting ever more intense. Barely a week goes by without some new horror being revealed. On Buzzfeed News, Charlie Warzel laid out just how dire the privacy...
And if parents want to control their child’s online activities through less-advanced means ... you teach them that adults and authority figures have the right to violate their privacy. And as the Me...
Founded as an open-source project in 2017, IoTeX is building the world's leading privacy-centric blockchain platform for the Internet of Things (IoT). Their mission is to build a decentralized ...
The mirror doesn't need internet to work, she said. Even if it is connected, all data is stored on a local network. The company says it will abide by Europe's stronger privacy rules, which took ...
VPN is an acronym for Virtual Private Network. The purpose of a VPN is to provide you with security and privacy as you communicate over the internet. Read also: Online security 101: Tips for...
The mirror doesn't need an internet connection to work, she said. Even if it is connected, all data is stored on a local network. The company says it will abide by Europe's stronger privacy rules,...
increases the time the videos are stored online to 30 days. This subscription plan also enables other features of the device, which include facial recognition, auto privacy mode, and two-way audio....
A privacy expert warns there are several legal traps government agencies could fall into using fake social media profiles to gather intelligence. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (...

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...