Data Privacy

How to Stop Spam Calls, Robocalls & Telemarketers

February 9, 2022
There is nothing more frustrating than hearing the phone ring only to discover it’s an unwanted spam call. Not only does this take precious time away from your day, spam and robocalls and the people behind them are relentless.  From automated mess…

Announcing New “What’s My Vote Worth” Calculator – Showing Importance of Data Privacy to Combat Targeted Political Ads

October 30, 2020
Amid the most expensive election cycle in U.S. history, today we are pleased to announce the launch of our new “What’s My Vote Worth” Online Calculator, designed to show voters just how much money is spent advertising to them during the 2020 elect…

The Pros, Cons and Neutral Cases for CPRA/Prop 24

September 30, 2020
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) – the country’s most ambitious state-level attempt at online consumer privacy protection – went into effect this year, and quickly disappointed many privacy advocates for its limited oversight and weak en…

Is Amazon selling your personal info?

September 14, 2020
Is Amazon selling your personal info: Your Questions Answered When you type something into the search bar on Amazon, you’re likely to see an autofill option based on your previous searches. This is one of many ways that Amazon gathers information …

Does Google sell your personal information?

September 14, 2020
Is Google Selling Your Personal Information? Learn How to Protect Yourself The internet allows millions of users to complete tasks quickly and conveniently. However, one of the main concerns people have is online privacy. Companies like Facebook a…

Does Amazon Sell Your Personal Information?

August 21, 2020
There are currently 150 million paid Amazon Prime subscribers, a 50% increase from April 2018. As Amazon continues to grow in popularity, more people are starting to ask the question, “does Amazon sell your personal information?” The short answer …

Tax-Day 2020 Reality-Check: Will filing your taxes online share your personal info with data brokers?

July 15, 2020
Are you planning on filing your taxes online? Complaints about the tax-prep industry have existed for decades. For years they’ve lobbied successfully against development of direct electronic tax-return filing, or ‘return-free filing’-processes, e…

Can You Block Your Name From Being Searched On Google?

April 28, 2020
Let’s go straight to the bad news.  It’s virtually impossible to block your name from being searched online. The better news is that you can control the results people get when they search your name on Google. With a little diligence, it’s p…

Online Privacy Concerns You Might Not Have Considered

August 2, 2019
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…

Online Privacy: Why Is It So Important?

July 19, 2019
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…

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