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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

The hacked pictures were then posted on the infamous Internet message board 4chan. Not only were users outraged by the large-scale privacy breach, but there were also concerns regarding underage...
The Maine legislature has passed a bill imposing the nation’s strictest limitations on broadband providers’ use of consumer data. On May 30, 2019, the Maine State Senate approved the House’s amended...
Corvallis library sets workshops on online privacy, security  Corvallis Gazette TimesThe Corvallis-Benton County Public Library is hosting a free online privacy and security workshop at 10:...
Teaching the World About Internet Safety: Why David Janssen Created VPNoverview.com  Yahoo FinanceHOUSTON, TX / ACCESSWIRE / June 10, 2019 / In 2019, the threats to our safety are harder to...
Gov. Janet Mills signs bill lauded as one of America's strictest for online privacy  Bangor Daily NewsThe bill prohibits internet *service* providers from using, disclosing, selling or...
UN panel: Connect half the world, and $20 phones can help  ABC NewsAn independent U.N. panel called Monday for much greater cooperation to bring digital technology to roughly half the world...
Government surveillance photos of travelers hacked in 'malicious cyber-attack'  ABC NewsGovernment surveillance photos of international travelers and license plates were hacked as part of a...
I Needed to Save My Mother’s Memories. I Hacked Her Phone.  The New York TimesAfter she died, breaking into her phone was the only way to put together the pieces of her digital life.
Ends Tonight: We Are Giving Away a Fire TV Stick 4K, $100 Netflix Gift Card, & Fire TV Recast DVR  Cord Cutters News, LLCHave you entered our giveaway yet? If not you need to hurry as...
With cybercrime constantly on the rise and an ever-growing number of security breaches reported even (or especially) by online behemoths such as Facebook, the need for healthy privacy habits on the...

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...