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The 5 Best Tools and Services to Remove Your Information from the Web

Personal information about you is probably publicly available online, right now. Sites known as data brokers gather up info about you and build a profile with your name, address, phone number, and other details. Sometimes they even have photos of you. Sounds like a major invasion of privacy, right? Technically, it’s legal for data brokers…

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PropertyIQ Opt-Out Guide

In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the detailed process of opting out from and ensuring that your personal information is removed effectively. This is a website that shows information such as your home address, current residents, phone numbers, mortgage records including interest rate, lender, and information on foreclosures and preforeclosures. In…

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TruePeopleSearch Opt-Out Guide

How to easily remove your information and opt out of TruePeopleSearch TruePeopleSearch is a free people search website offering details such as names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses. If safeguarding your online privacy is a concern for you, removing your personal information from TruePeopleSearch might be a step you’d want to take. Here’s a…

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The Ashley Madison Scandal Resurfaces

When Ashley Madison, the dating website for cheaters, launched in 2002, it was seen as a fringe space for clandestine affairs. However, by 2015, the site claimed 31.5 million members and boasted international, high-profile recognition.  Despite a questionable mission — to foster and facilitate infidelity — Ashley Madison was primed to “go public” and hoped…

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FastPeopleSearch Opt-Out Guide

FastPeopleSearch is a free people search website owned by PeopleFinders that allows users to search for personal information; this includes information such as names, addresses, phone numbers, and relatives. Sites like these are common forms of data brokers. If you are concerned about privacy, you may want to remove yourself from FastPeopleSearch. In this article,…

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How Online Scammers Take Advantage of Humanitarian Crises

Unfortunately, global, national, and local humanitarian crises are mostly out of our control. A hurricane or a tornado hits and wipes out an entire town. A pandemic strikes worldwide and millions are left suffering. Often, this brings out the best in humanity — common people band together to help those in need. However, crises also…

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A Comprehensive Guide to Stopping Data Collection

In today’s digital age, protecting personal information has become increasingly important. With data breaches and privacy violations making headlines, it’s crucial for consumers to take matters into their own hands. This guide will help protect you from data collection on the internet by covering key areas such as masking your payments, IP address, device fingerprint…

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Data Brokers, Their Methods, and How to Protect Your Identity in the Digital Age

In today’s digital world, data is the new oil that powers millions of applications. Much of this data is harmless and even helpful for individuals. An example would be salary information such as that available on Levels. FYI for those compare compensation plans. We’re going to focus on those that specifically aggregate and sell consumer…

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