I recently changed my name, does DeleteMe cover both names since I am one individual?

So, you changed your name. Or maybe you use an alias. You thought that this would help you keep yourself safe, or at the very least, protect your personal information. But some way or another, data brokers got a hold of this new information which means that there’s now a real possibility that someone might […]

Does Facebook sell your data?

If you have a Facebook account, you’re probably well aware that the social media giant keeps tabs on you while you’re on its platform. However, you might not have realized that it also tracks you when you’re not on Facebook — and has been doing so for years. Unsurprisingly, Facebook knows more or less everything […]

How to prevent doxxing?

Unwittingly escalating an online argument is regrettably easy. One minute, you’re replying to an internet troll’s comment on Youtube. The next, you’ve been doxxed. If you’re lucky, you might get away with a few annoying messages or several hundred dollars worth of pizza delivered to your house. But if you’re unlucky, your life could become […]

What is doxxing?

Have you ever left an anonymous comment you’re not proud of or shared something on an online forum you wouldn’t want anyone you know to find out about? If so, you might want to go ahead and delete that comment or post. Otherwise, you run the risk of getting “doxxed.”  In the best-case scenario, doxxing […]

My Identity Has Been Stolen, What Should I Do Now?

According to The Motley Fool, there were more than half a million cases of identity theft in 2019, making it the worst year for identity theft yet. Regardless of whether you’re a current victim of identity theft or suspect that you may have had your identity stolen in the past, it’s vital that you know […]

What are data brokers?

Well, what are data brokers? They know your phone number, political affiliations, and dating preferences. They also know when you move houses, start a new job, and get a divorce. No, we’re not talking about your immediate family and closest friends. We’re talking about data brokers — companies that sell your personal information to complete […]

What to do if you’re being cyberstalked?

You’ve received another threatening message. Or maybe a physical letter. Perhaps your online stalker has even shown up near where you live or work. It doesn’t matter. All you know is that things are getting out of hand, fast. What can you do to prevent cyberstalking? You’re not alone. About 41% of Americans are exposed […]

What Is Cyberstalking?

What is cyberstalking? In 2006, Conan O’Brien began receiving threatening letters and emails from a frustrated priest who had become obsessed with him after failing to get an audience with the late-night talk show host. In 2011, an online stalker used social media to send death threats to the American Pie actress Alyson Hannigan. And […]

Does Amazon Sell Your Personal Information?

There are currently 150 million paid Amazon Prime subscribers, a 50% increase from April 2018. As Amazon continues to grow in popularity, more people are starting to ask the question, “does Amazon sell your personal information?” The short answer is: no, it doesn’t. The long answer is a bit more complicated.  While Amazon doesn’t routinely […]

Top 12 Online Security Threats

Most people rarely think about the top online security threats when they browse the internet. After all, if you have good antivirus software and are careful about what you click on, the chances that you’re going to get hacked or be taken advantage of by bad actors must be slim, right?  Not so. Even if […]