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Data brokers collect and store personal information on nearly every U.S. consumer. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) estimates that a single data broker company has information on 1.4 billion consumer transactions, totaling over 700 billion data points and 3,000 data segments for nearly every American consumer. What information are data brokers collecting? You’ve likely heard […]
Unfortunately, there are a number of ways in which internet use can leave anyone vulnerable to hacks and information exposure. Do you have a social media account that you use or, perhaps more importantly, that you don’t? Do you know how to remove personal information from Google? What about removal from Whitepages? How familiar are […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
If you’re using a third-party service to help you file your taxes, you could be allowing them to sell your personal information. Use DeleteMe to ensure that your personal information won’t be exploited by data broker websites. When Filing Taxes, You Might be Giving Away Your Personal Information It’s that time of year again: as […]
Concerned about your privacy while using Tinder, Bumble, Hinge, OkCupid, Grindr, or other dating apps? You should be. Use this guide to stay safe while using dating apps. You Give Away Tons of Information to Dating Apps Today is Valentine’s Day, meaning a lot of people are doubling-down on their swiping. Dating apps have reported […]
Data Brokers like BeenVerified, Instant Checkmate, and MyLife are Making it Harder to Opt-Out Data brokers like BeenVerified, Instant Checkmate, and MyLife have new ways of crawling the web, making it more difficult to remove your listing from Google. DeleteMe experts know how to deal with these stubborn sites and remove your info. Opting-Out of […]
Concerned about your privacy while using a DNA test from Ancestry DNA, 23andMe, or other DNA testing company? You should be. Use this guide to stay private while using at-home DNA test kits. DNA Testing Can Seriously Compromise Your Privacy This holiday season, at-home DNA test kits were once again one of the most popular […]