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How to Remove Your Phone Number From the Internet

Have you ever wondered how telemarketers get your number? Well, chances are, they probably find it online. Unfortunately, they’re not the only ones who have your number.  If your phone number is online, it’s highly likely that it has been bought and sold at least once alongside more of your personal data. It doesn’t take […]

How to Remove Your Address From the Internet: A Step-by-Step Guide

Family members, close friends, and the mailman might feature on a list of people you want to know your home address. Random internet strangers wouldn’t be on that list. There are very few good reasons why you might want to have your home address appear on the internet and a whole host of great ones […]

How to Remove Personal Information From the Internet

Uh oh, how did that end up there? You just Googled yourself, and you weren’t happy with the search results. Now you want to delete your personal information off the internet.  Setting your social media accounts to private (or, if you’re ready, deleting them altogether), getting rid of embarrassing personal blogs from 10 years ago, […]

An Updated Look at Robocall Statistics

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 already lost, right? Between 2017 and 2019, growth in unwanted harassing calls effectively doubled, and consumer complaints […]

How to Deal with Online Shaming and Harassment

Have you spent any time at all on social media sites, in chat rooms, comment threads, discussion sites, or anywhere else that people congregate online? If so, there’s a good chance you’ve been subjected to some degree of online harassment, shaming, or cyberbullying. In this post, we’ll share some tips about how to deal with […]

The Most Useful Web Services to Optimize Your Privacy Online

There’s something to be said for fighting fire with fire, especially when you don’t have any other choice. In this case, the fire being fought is the compromising of your personal information on the internet. Of course, there’s a (sort of) surefire way to ensure that your private information isn’t tracked, collected, bought, sold, and […]

Cyberstalking: How to Avoid Being Stalked Online

Stalking is one of the most distressing, frustrating, frightening, insidious, and potentially dangerous crimes there is. Unfortunately, one of the downsides of the Age of Information is that the internet has made stalking far easier and often less risky for the stalker. People now have access to far more personal information, and far more convenient […]

What Is Doxing and How to Avoid It

It’s hard to describe to members of the pre-internet generation how different life was before the World Wide Web changed everything. The ease of use and ubiquity of search engines alone represents an indescribable paradigm shift from a time when information on virtually anything you wanted to know about was at your fingertips.  Unfortunately, as […]

Common Types of Cyberattacks and How to Avoid Them

There are a few common types of cyberattacks. Cybercrime is proving an increasingly costly drain on the global economy. Research indicates that cyberattacks could cost companies globally about $5.2 trillion over the next five years—that’s more than a trillion dollars a year. Unfortunately, when there’s that much money at stake, there’s going to be a […]

How To Keep Your Personal Information Private When Using Social Media

There are likely millions of people who practice safe, common sense, shrewd personal security: We never use “password” for our password, we only use secure websites for purchases, and we don’t click on strange links. Perhaps we even take advantage of data broker opt-outs and remove personal information from Google. Subsequently, we then log into […]