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Your Voter Records are Being Sold

Yesterday, I woke up at 6AM to vote in Midterm Elections, in person, for the first time in my American life. I got there just as my polling station opened. There was already a line snaking all around the school hallway, full of people ready to cast their ballot. Most of these people had probably […]

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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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In China, Private Data is For Sale

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 sale online, and it’s not that expensive. In the West, breaching personal data privacy in the interest […]

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Featured Data Broker – Been Verified: Opt-Out and Learn More

Been Verified is a data broker that posts your personal information publicly online.  Use this free guide complete a Been Verified opt out and remove your listing, or use DeleteMe to opt out of all major data brokers.  DeleteMe Been Verified Opt Out Review BeenVerified collects and posts all kinds of personal information publicly online.  […]

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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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Adam Tanner and Big Data: Your Medical History Privacy May be Compromised

We originally published this post on our Online Privacy Blog, but we’ve updated it here as the story has progressed. (Originally published January 31, 2017.) Most of us know friends or relatives with serious mental conditions, or we ourselves are coping with them, whether they are mental health, cancer, or other conditions. What many of […]

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The Equifax Data Breach and Identity Protection

It’s not just Equifax.  The entire industry is full of itself, corrupt, and hawking services with close to zero value.  It’s hard to find the perfect words, but the best descriptor for current identity protection is probably simple: “insurance fraud”. The problem of managing our identity online is real – we live increasingly digital lives […]

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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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