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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 Texas Legislature is open for business, and for The Watchdog that's like a five-month-long Super Bowl. I've been rolling the journalistic dice at those guys and gals in Austin for a decade or...
A new legislative commission is studying privacy protection online  WPRI 12 Eyewitness NewsDemocratic Rep. Evan Shanley was elected chairman of the 11-member Rhode Island Online Data...
AT&T and T-Mobile Say They’ll Stop Selling User Location Data  AdweekAT&T and other telecom companies say they plan to stop selling sensitive customer location data to third parties...
Ringing in 2019 with New State Privacy and Data Security Laws Impacting Data Brokers and Insurers  JD SupraNew state laws that took effect January 1, 2019, likely will have a broader impact...
Jail Time for Executives? Federal Privacy Proposals Have Teeth  JD Supra2019 will bring significant privacy law changes in the U.S. These changes will require significant compliance efforts...
Top 3 privacy predictions for 2019  Lexology2018 brought us considerable changes in the data protection world. The EU General Data Protection Regulation No. 679/2016 (GDPR) finally became…
New York Attorney General Imposes Unprecedented Fine For COPPA Violations - Privacy Protection - United States  Mondaq News AlertsThe Attorney General for the State of New York imposed the...
End-to-end encryption “likely to become standard” on social media as Snapchat becomes latest supporter  VerdictSnapchat has become the latest social media messaging platform to add end-to-...
Canadians Want Power To Be 'Forgotten’ On Search Engines Like Google: Poll  HuffPost CanadaFor better or worse, Europe's already doing it.
The Texas Legislature is open for business, and for The Watchdog that's like a five-month-long Super Bowl. I've been rolling the journalistic dice at those guys and gals in Austin for a decade or...

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...