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Privacy

How to clean up your embarrassing online presence and get a job

You used to have just one resume:  it was paper, you controlled everything in it, and you gave it to hiring personnel.  You got to choose exactly how to present yourself.  For better or worse, that period in hiring history is now over.  Today, you have two resumes:  the traditional one that you carefully write […]

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Abine on CNN: why big companies buy and sell your data

Last night, CNN’s OutFront had the first-ever interview with the CEO of the biggest company you’ve never heard of: Acxiom, Inc., a data broker that collects and sells personal information on 96% of Americans. Abine was in the story as a privacy advocate to represent the side of the consumer, and I–Sarah, your faithful blogger […]

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How to delete yourself from Spokeo.com

An expanding market for personal information has prompted growing concern about privacy. Anyone can run a simple search for your name, city, and state to reveal a number of data mining websites eager to share and sell your private data. Such easy and immediate access to personal information poses a number of privacy and security […]

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How to remove yourself from BeenVerified.com

You probably haven’t heard of people search websites, but they know a whole lot about you.  Also called “data brokers,” these websites make a business of collecting, publicly sharing, and selling your personal information on the Internet. In this post, I’ll show you how to delete personal information from one of the largest people search […]

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