I recently changed my name, does DeleteMe cover both names since I am one individual?

So, you changed your name. Or maybe you use an alias. You thought that this would help you keep yourself safe, or at the very least, protect your personal information. But some way or another, data brokers got a hold of this new information which means that there’s now a real possibility that someone might […]

Does Facebook sell your data?

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 for years. Unsurprisingly, Facebook knows more or less everything […]

Is Amazon selling your personal info?

Is Amazon selling your personal info: Your Questions Answered When you type something into the search bar on Amazon, you’re likely to see an autofill option based on your previous searches. This is one of many ways that Amazon gathers information with the pretense of creating an optimized experience for you as a shopper. What […]

How to prevent doxxing?

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 dollars worth of pizza delivered to your house. But if you’re unlucky, your life could become […]

My Identity Has Been Stolen, What Should I Do Now?

According to The Motley Fool, there were more than half a million cases of identity theft in 2019, making it the worst year for identity theft yet. Regardless of whether you’re a current victim of identity theft or suspect that you may have had your identity stolen in the past, it’s vital that you know […]

What are data brokers?

Well, what are data brokers? They know your phone number, political affiliations, and dating preferences. They also know when you move houses, start a new job, and get a divorce. No, we’re not talking about your immediate family and closest friends. We’re talking about data brokers — companies that sell your personal information to complete […]

What to do if you’re being cyberstalked?

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 prevent cyberstalking? You’re not alone. About 41% of Americans are exposed […]

Best Companies and Tools to Remove Personal Information From the Internet

The internet knows far more about you than you might think. From your age and marital status to how many bathrooms your house has, a scary amount of your personal information is available to other people online. There is a simple reason why so much of your personal information is on the internet — your […]

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 […]