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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

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s pretty impossible to avoid the internet. And now, a new survey shows many people think it’s impossible to protect your privacy online. A survey of adults in the U.S ...
Josh Golin, the executive director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, which has been among the outspoken critics of large tech companies' handling of children's content, believes ...
Generally speaking the old maxim “you get what you pay for” still holds true, so when it comes to something as important as your online privacy and security, you don’t want to be cheap. ...
Regulators eye update to rules on kids' privacy and the Internet  Press HeraldFederal regulators eye update to rules governing children’s privacy and the Internet  The Washington...
Another app with privacy concerns: TikTok, a popular video app with ties to China  USA TODAYThe resurgence of St. Petersburg, Russia-based FaceApp has sparked renewed concerns about online...
Sen. Markey Has Ideas on How To Update Children's Online Privacy Prevention Act  framinghamsource.comWASHINGTON DC – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), author of the Children's Privacy and...
Russian company's FaceApp raises privacy concerns: Here's how to protect yourself and lessons learned  KTRK-TVPrivacy watchdogs and security analysts have been ringing the alarm bells...
Federal Trade Commission Wants to Change Rules to Children's Online Privacy  Legal ReaderThe Federal Trade Commission is considering an update to the United States' online child's-privacy...
I found your data. It’s for sale.  The Washington PostAs many as 4 million people have Web browser extensions that sell their every click. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Tech Innovation Prompting Revisions to Children's Privacy Law? FTC Reviewing COPPA Rule and Holding Workshop  LexologyThe FTC announced today that it is seeking comments on a variety of...

Featured News Stories

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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...