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The Pros, Cons and Neutral Cases for CPRA/Prop 24

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) – the country’s most ambitious state-level attempt at online consumer privacy protection – went into effect this year, and quickly disappointed many privacy advocates for its limited oversight and weak enforcement mechanisms. Prop 24 – or, the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) – aims to plug many of the […]

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 […]

Is Amazon selling your personal info?

Is Amazon selling your personal info: Your Questions Answered When you type something into the search bar on Amazon, you’re likely to see an autofill option based on your previous searches. This is one of many ways that Amazon gathers information with the pretense of creating an optimized experience for you as a shopper. What […]

Does Google sell your personal information?

Is Google Selling Your Personal Information? Learn How to Protect Yourself The internet allows millions of users to complete tasks quickly and conveniently. However, one of the main concerns people have is online privacy. Companies like Facebook are known to collect and share data from their users. Data brokers like Whitepages often buy and sell […]

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 […]