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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

In a new blow to Zoom users, it’s emerged that thousands of private videos are available for anyone to view online. Here’s what happened, and what to do ...
Zoom was riddled with privacy issues for years, and its competitors aren’t much better ... According to a Friday report by the Washington Post, thousands of recorded meetings and calls have been ...
Thousands of Zoom video calls left exposed on open Web  The Washington Post
How Tech’s Lobbyists Are Using the Pandemic to Make Gains  The New York Times
Exactly How Much Is Online Privacy Worth? According to New Study, Consumers Set the Value of Personal Data Quite Low  CPO Magazine
Google Gets Class-Action Lawsuit By Children Regarding Privacy Concerns And Negligence  Tech Times
Google Chrome Leads the Pack, but Privacy-Oriented Browsers Gain Traction  Cointelegraph
Cyber Week in Review: April 3, 2020  Council on Foreign Relations
COVID-19, COPPA and the CCPA: Educators Face Privacy Questions as Students Move to Remote Learning  JD Supra
An unprecedented wave of personal data could be heading to federal agencies  FedScoop

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...