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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.

The Institute for Internet Safety: Catching Mistakes Before Mistakes Catch You!

Online Privacy Daily News Feed

Stop online blackmailing | Komando.com  KomandoWe at Komando.com do our best to keep you updated on all the online schemes, ploys and scams that are spreading around. Remember, scammers...
Once a darling, Big Tech is now a target  Christian Science MonitorThe push for regulating America's largest tech firms is about more than Facebook. It's about a world coming to terms with...
Privacy, wellness, virtual baseball: 5 new startups hitting the Austin tech scene  Built In AustinThis month's announcements include a diverse collection of companies ranging from data...
Facebook's 'pivot' is less about privacy and more about profits  The Conversation - USFacebook's founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg's latest promise is that his social media conglomerate will...
Tru Optik Hires First Chief Privacy Officer - Daily Research News Online  Daily Research News OnlineUS-based TV audience measurement firm Tru Optik has hired Jonathan Bokor for the newly...
Ex-FCC Press Secretary Joins Perkins Coie  Multichannel NewsJustin Cole, former press secretary to then-FCC chair Tom Wheeler and most recently with CTIA, has joined Perkins Coie.
New Mexico AG Presses Claims Against Google 03/14/2019  MediaPost CommunicationsNew Mexico's top law enforcement official is pressing to proceed with a lawsuit accusing Google of violating...
AP Explains: What Facebook's 'privacy vision' really means  ABC NewsMark Zuckerberg's abrupt Wednesday declaration of a new " privacy vision " for social networking was for many people a...
Nextdoor: Useful neighborhood tool or threat to privacy?  Wrangler NewsNextdoor: A SPECIAL REPORT. By Sammie Ann Wicks. (Editor's note: In light of recent international headlines, Wrangler...
Verge (XVG) partners with Trust.Zone VPN service to provide internet users with complete anonymity on the web  PR WebTrust.Zone VPN *service* – one of the leading anonymous VPN services on...

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...