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Privacy

Delete yourself from your iPhone or iPad with DeleteMe Mobile

We launched DeleteMe Mobile on January 14, 2013. It hasn’t even been a month, and we’re excited to already have thousands of users! Like our standard, web-based DeleteMe service, DeleteMe Mobile scours the Internet and assists with the removal of personal information from some of the largest U.S.-based people search databases. DeleteMe Mobile is designed to […]

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9 easy ways to beat identity thieves

Stealing your identity is big business for scammers, costing each victim an average of $5,000 a year. Luckily, there are some easy things you can do on your own to make yourself a harder target. It’s all about reducing the size of your digital footprint and keeping your data out of the hands of people […]

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Poll: 95% of consumers want to remove their personal information from data broker websites

We polled 1,000 anonymous web users on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk about data brokers in September 13th, 2012. Ninety-five percent of people said they thought they should be able to remove their personal information from being publicly displayed on data broker sites, also called “people search sites” or info brokers. The one-question multiple-choice poll read, “Companies […]

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Your old Tweets resurface with Twitter’s data resellers

Yesterday, Twitter announced its Certified Partners Program. There are currently 12 partners in the program, and they specialize in one of three categories:  engagement, analytics, and data resellers.  Twitter says that the certifications will “make it easier for businesses to find the right tools.” As a privacy company, we sat up when we heard the […]

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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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