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Why You Should Care About Your Online Reputation and How to Protect It

The internet is a massive marketplace of products, services, and ideas. Unfortunately, the sheer mass of all three on the internet means that inevitably, some of them are going to be regrettable. The problem for consumers is distinguishing between the products, services, and ideas that are useful and trustworthy, and those that aren’t. The problem […]

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The Sneaky Ways Data Brokers Gather Information About You

The data broker industry is somewhat of an anomaly in that they want you to know as little about the industry as possible. Despite being the arbiters of a personal information marketplace worth billions, they want as little publicity as possible, and they make it extremely difficult to remove personal information from Google. There’s a […]

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What Exactly Do Data Brokers Know About You?

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 […]

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Online Privacy Concerns You Might Not Have Considered

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 […]

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Privacy Issues and Mistakes That Can Make Your Life Far More Difficult and Get You Fired

With the recent wave of high-profile data breaches, business hacks, private information dumps, and financial network intrusions, internet security and privacy have gotten quite a bit of press.

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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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Tax Day 2019: Don’t Give Away Your Personal Info

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 […]

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Do Dating Apps Care About Your Privacy? Comparing Tinder, Bumble, Hinge, OkCupid, and Grindr

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 […]

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