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Privacy

Acxiom’s letting you see the data they have about you (kind of)

Today, data broker giant Acxiom is letting you see the data the company selling on you. Well, at least some of it. Acxiom has been selling your data for 44 years. The company has detailed dossiers on 96% of Americans with an average of 1500 data points in each, covering things from your estimated net […]

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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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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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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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Do not track, data brokers, and what we would like to see in privacy: our letter to Congress

Privacy has been all over the news recently, and not just because of the usual stories about Google and Facebook.  Now the government has gotten involved. From the White House’s announcement of a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights in February to the Federal Trade Commission’s privacy recommendations a few days ago, it all points to […]

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