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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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Featured Data Broker – MyLife: Opt-Out and Learn More

MyLife is a data broker site that publishes your personal information online.  This free guide can be used to complete a MyLife opt-out and remove your listing, or you can use DeleteMe to opt-out of all major data brokers.

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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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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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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.” via GIPHY 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, […]

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Mugshots.com Owners Have Their Mugshots Posted: When Extorting Privacy Backfires

We originally published this post on our Online Privacy Blog, but we’ve updated it here as the story has progressed. (Originally published May 21, 2018.) For many years, sites like Mugshots.com, Mugshotsonline.us, and Jailbase.com have profited off of the humiliation of people who had a run-in with the law. In May, in one of the […]

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