Sarah Author

Sarah A. Downey was a senior privacy analyst at Abine from 2010 to 2013. She's now an early stage investor at Accomplice, a VC firm in Cambridge, MA.

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Online, You Are Guilty Even After Proven Innocent

Online reputation is becoming more complicated than ever.  More and more people are having “Google problems”.  They usually look something like: a) someone got arrested, b) the local newspaper wrote about it, c) prosecutors dropped the charges completely, d) the person’s record was expunged (i.e., the record was wiped clean), but e) the original article […]

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How to Delete Things From the Internet: 7 Tips for Doing the Impossible

Ever want to delete things from the Internet?  Maybe it’s an article, a picture, a blog post, an account, or a video.  It’s not always so easy, but it can be done. We’ve spent years deleting people’s information, processing more than 10 Million consumer opt-outs from data broker websites with DeleteMe, and we’ve learned a lot.  […]

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How to Push Down Negative Search Results in 4 Steps

As Don Draper says, “If you don’t like what they’re saying, change the conversation.” In a perfect world we’d be able to remove all of the unfair, outdated, and negative content about ourselves.  In reality, most content stays online forever, except for in special circumstances.  If you manage to remove something, that’s great, but sometimes […]

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