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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

Third-party cookies are a commonly used type of cookie that advertisers rely on to track what websites users visit and target them with personalized ads. Earlier this month, Google said that it plans...
Jornaya's Rich Smith shares the impact the pandemic has had on consumer behavior and how digital marketers can adapt marketing strategies going into 2021.
Google is seeking to allay concerns voiced by publishers and advertisers over planned privacy changes to data collection from online ads that have attracted antitrust scrutiny in Europe.
A renewed focus on privacy and concerns about big tech knowing too much about our online habits have propelled DuckDuckGo to a new user milestone, the company says, hitting a search traffic milestone...
The rankings measure only programs that are designed to be administered online, not those that are temporarily virtual because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Caltech/JPL Privacy Policies and Important Notices  Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Period apps are a privacy nightmare – should you still use them? - Business Insider  Business Insider
Fragmented and humbled: How social media could emerge from the post-election crisis  BetaBoston
If you use WhatsApp, Signal or Telegram, you need to change these security settings  Entrepreneur
Facebook Is at the top of the list in spending the most money on lobbying than any other Giant Tech Company including Google, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft  Digital Information World

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...
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Facebook Will No Longer Protect Teens From Their Own Bad Judgment - Forbes
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Opinion Should parents be criminally liable for kids' cyberbullying -
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The selfie syndrome Why teens use social media for validation and how parents can counteract it -
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...