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An Updated Look at Robocall Statistics

March 30, 2020
There has been a lot in the news lately about the rapid growth and changing nature of malicious phone-scams, including both automated Robocallers as well as live phone-scammers. If you have to personally block every unwanted call, you’ve alrea…

DeleteMe Removes Married Names and Maiden Names

May 8, 2019
Trying to remove personal information from Google may be especially difficult if you have used multiple names throughout your life. DeleteMe removes married names, maiden names, nicknames, aliases, and anything in between. You don’t have to worry…

Data Brokers like BeenVerified, Instant Checkmate, and MyLife are Making it Harder to Opt-Out

February 7, 2019
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…

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

December 13, 2018
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.

In China, Private Data is For Sale

September 21, 2018
We originally published this post on our Online Privacy Blog, but we’ve updated it here as the story has progressed.  (Originally published January 13, 2017.) The private data collected by the Chinese government’s mass surveillance program is for…

Why Renew DeleteMe?

August 2, 2018
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 recom…

Jane Doe Wins Lottery and Her Privacy

July 30, 2018
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 wom…

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

July 19, 2018
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 o…

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