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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

Hawley has introduced legislation to expand online privacy for young people and proposals to end video game purchases that have been compared to gambling and to block Chinese acquisition of sensitive...
China’s internet watchdog last week took the first step toward developing online privacy protection norms when it released a new set of draft privacy guidelines for app operators. The draft...
Stocks regain some of the lost ground following a steep sell-off in the previous session. Comcast could either sell it at a valuation $27.5 billion or whatever Hulu is appraised to be worth in five...
The Internet of Things (IoT) is everywhere and its use is growing fast. IoT is used by local governments to build smart cities. It’s used to build smart businesses. And, consumers are benefitting as...
There’s something you might want to know about journalist Kara Swisher. She gets a kick out of insulting billionaires. She’s good at it, and they seem to respect her for it. If you want to ...
These days, pretty much everyone is aware of potential security incidents and the risks involved with Internet of Things (IoT) devices because security was not built into the device during the ...
Child data privacy bill could deliver reform  Fast CompanyThe Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, which was passed decades ago, could finally see a long-overdue update for an era in...
You’re Not Alone When You’re on Google  The New York TimesAt first blush, it seems safe to say that most of us harbor inconsistent — if not neurotically contradictory — notions about our...
Here's What To Do Because You Can't Trust Hotels With Your Personal Data  ForbesHotels have let down their guests by not protecting their personal data, so it's up to travelers to protect...
Privacy Now! The Destructive Influence of Big Data Surveillance  AudioholicsThis is our final installment of the 5G Wireless Apocalypse series. So far, we've seen how 5G will revolutionize...

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...