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Will Simonds is the Head of Customer Success and Marketing at Abine, Inc., The Online Privacy Company and the makers of DeleteMe. Since 2015, Will has lead a team of privacy-minded individuals to help Abine's customers reach their ultimate goal: feeling safe and private online. As a privacy advocate himself, Will has managed The Online Privacy Blog as its chief contributor and editor.

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Online Privacy: Why Is It So Important?

Some might find all the talk about people wanting to remove personal information from Google and other websites just a little hysterical. Here are some thoughts on why online privacy is so critical right now.  Privacy and Behavior Some people might say to themselves, “Hey, privacy is not that big a deal. What do I […]

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Tips for Protecting Your Reputation Online

How much is someone’s privacy worth? In some cases, it is literally worth hundreds of millions of dollars. The New York Times reported in February 2018 that a woman in New Hampshire had won a $560 million Powerball jackpot. However, lottery officials would not give her the money because she wished to keep her identity […]

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The Billion Dollar Industry You Know Next to Nothing About

There is an entire industry out there committed to gathering and selling your personal information. They operate with almost no regulation, and many individuals aren’t even aware of their existence or how their information is being used.

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How bad is the 800 million-record First American data breach?

How bad is the 800 million-record First American data breach and can DeleteMe help homeowers who have their private home and personal data exposed? If you have owned a home or currently own in the United States in the last 15 years, it is likely your personal information may have been exposed. The information that […]

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DeleteMe Removes Married Names and Maiden Names

Trying to remove personal information from Google may be especially difficult if you have used multiple names throughout your life. DeleteMe removes married names, maiden names, nicknames, aliases, and anything in between. You don’t have to worry about searching for all of your names and removing multiple listings–let DeleteMe do the hard work for you. […]

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Adam Tanner and Big Data: Your Medical History Privacy May be Compromised

We originally published this post on our Online Privacy Blog, but we’ve updated it here as the story has progressed. (Originally published January 31, 2017.) Most of us know friends or relatives with serious mental conditions, or we ourselves are coping with them, whether they are mental health, cancer, or other conditions. What many of […]

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The Equifax Data Breach and Identity Protection

It’s not just Equifax.  The entire industry is full of itself, corrupt, and hawking services with close to zero value.  It’s hard to find the perfect words, but the best descriptor for current identity protection is probably simple: “insurance fraud”. The problem of managing our identity online is real – we live increasingly digital lives […]

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Why Renew DeleteMe?

Why renew DeleteMe? It’s a question we get all the time. Your information is always being re-posted online. DeleteMe will keep you safe in the long-term. In 2012, we published an article about why DeleteMe is a recurring subscription, why we recommend renewing DeleteMe, and that it’s not as easy as a one-time fix. Now it’s […]

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Jane Doe Wins Lottery and Her Privacy

We originally published this post on our Online Privacy Blog, but we’ve updated it here as the story has progressed. (Originally published February 16, 2018.) After winning an astonishing $560 million in the Powerball Lottery, a New Hampshire woman became the subject of intense stress as she refused to give up her anonymity. It’s a […]

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Vermont, California Pass Privacy Laws

We originally published this post on our Online Privacy Blog, but we’ve updated it here as the story has progressed. (Originally published: May 30, 2018) In May 2018, Vermont became the first U.S. state to regulate data brokers that buy and sell personal information of consumers. Until now, major data brokers like Whitepages, BeenVerified, and […]

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