Privacy Tips

Privacy Issues and Mistakes That Can Make Your Life Far More Difficult and Get You Fired

July 24, 2019
With the recent wave of high-profile data breaches, business hacks, private information dumps, and financial network intrusions, internet security and privacy have gotten quite a bit of press. A lot of the online security basics are pretty well k…

Tips for Protecting Your Reputation Online

July 9, 2019
How much is someone’s privacy worth? In some cases, it is literally worth hundreds of millions of dollars. The New York Times reported in February 2018 that a woman in New Hampshire had won a $560 million Powerball jackpot. However, lottery of…

You Got a DNA Test Kit: Now What? Staying Private with Ancestry DNA, 23andMe

January 16, 2019
Concerned about your privacy while using a DNA test from Ancestry DNA, 23andMe, or other DNA testing company? You should be. Use this guide to stay private while using at-home DNA test kits. DNA Testing Can Seriously Compromise Your Privacy …

Ancestry DNA: Protect Your Privacy and Delete Your Account

December 4, 2018
Using Ancestry’s genealogy services and DNA testing could put your privacy at risk. Because of their wealth of genealogy and personal information, they are worse for your privacy than competitors like 23andMe, Helix, and MyHeritage. For the pa…

Your Voter Records are Being Sold

November 7, 2018
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 ca…

DNA Testing Kits: Does Privacy Matter to Ancestry DNA and 23andMe?

October 10, 2018
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,…

What is Blur?

August 29, 2018
Blur is the only password manager and digital wallet that also blocks trackers, and helps users remain private online by providing ‘Masked’ information whenever companies are asking for personal information. Masked Email With Blur, you can genera…

Online, You Are Guilty Even After Proven Innocent

August 23, 2018
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 co…

How to Delete Things From the Internet: 7 Tips for Doing the Impossible

August 13, 2018
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 c…

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