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How DeleteMe Improves Google Search Results: Remove Whitepages, Intelius, Been Verified, and More

Listings from data broker websites like Whitepages, Spokeo, and Been Verified make it easy for hackers to find your info from just a quick Google search. DeleteMe removes these listings, in turn removing these search results from Google.

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Ancestry DNA: Protect Your Privacy and Delete Your Account

Using Ancestry’s genealogy services and DNA testing could put your privacy at risk. Because of their wealth of genealogy and personal information, they are worse for your privacy than competitors like 23andMe, Helix, and MyHeritage. For the past few years, DNA testing kits have been one of the most popular holiday gifts–over Black Friday and […]

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

Intelius is a data broker site that posts your personal information online.  Use this guide to complete an Intelius opt-out and remove your information, or use DeleteMe to opt-out of all major data brokers for you.

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DNA Testing Kits: Does Privacy Matter to Ancestry DNA and 23andMe?

DNA Testing companies like Ancestry DNA, 23andMe, MyHeritage, Helix, and FamilyTreeDNA might be using your private information in ways that you don’t understand, and that puts your privacy at risk. If you haven’t used a DNA testing kit yourself, you probably know somebody who has. Companies like AncestryDNA, 23andMe, and MyHeritage promise to help you […]

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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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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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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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