Privacy Tips

The Ultimate Guide on How to Block Spam Texts

February 9, 2022
Spam texts are becoming an increasing problem. Exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic as scammers sought to take advantage of the situation, spam texts have soared by 55% in 2021 compared to the previous year, with 47 billion spam texts having bee…

DeleteMe’s Privacy Predictions for 2022

January 7, 2022
Each year we look at trends in the online landscape over the recent past and try to look for ‘what’s going to change in regard to online privacy issues in the coming year’. Based on what we’ve seen over 2020 and 2021, as well as our recent intern…

More Data, Less Privacy: DeleteMe’s 2021 Personal Identifiable Information (PII) Report

January 7, 2022
An “information Big Bang.” That’s how in 2018 data privacy advocate Cameron Kerry described the growth of personally identifiable information (PII). In a thought-provoking piece on data privacy, he predicted “the data explosion that has put priva…

Does Facebook sell your data?

September 17, 2020
If you have a Facebook account, you’re probably well aware that the social media giant keeps tabs on you while you’re on its platform. However, you might not have realized that it also tracks you when you’re not on Facebook — and has been doing so…

How to prevent doxxing?

September 11, 2020
Unwittingly escalating an online argument is regrettably easy. One minute, you’re replying to an internet troll’s comment on Youtube. The next, you’ve been doxxed. If you’re lucky, you might get away with a few annoying messages or several hundred…

What to do if you’re being cyberstalked?

August 25, 2020
You’ve received another threatening message. Or maybe a physical letter. Perhaps your online stalker has even shown up near where you live or work. It doesn’t matter. All you know is that things are getting out of hand, fast. What can you do to p…

What Is Cyberstalking?

August 21, 2020
What is cyberstalking? In 2006, Conan O’Brien began receiving threatening letters and emails from a frustrated priest who had become obsessed with him after failing to get an audience with the late-night talk show host. In 2011, an online stalker …

Top 12 Online Security Threats

August 11, 2020
Most people rarely think about the top online security threats when they browse the internet. The Internet today is loaded with data brokers like Spokeo and Whitepages who compile and sell your personal information. Our guides on topics like how …

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