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Google Tracking Mastercard Purchases

For the past year, Google and Mastercard had a “secret deal” allowing Google tracking of spending habits of two billion Mastercard card-holders.  Using Blur can protect you from tracking, online and off. The deal gives Google “an unprecedented asset for measuring retail spending”, as they  compete with sites like Amazon. Mastercards were used in roughly […]

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How to delete things from the internet: a guide to doing the impossible

You want to delete something from the Internet:  maybe it’s an article, a picture, a blog post, an account, or a video.  It’s not always easy, but it can be done. So, here’s how to delete things from the internet. We’ve spent years deleting people’s info from data broker websites with our product, DeleteMe, and […]

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Privacy xkcd: what’s your personality type?

People say that there’s a relevant xkcd for everything in life. The webcomic, written by Randall Munroe, has even tackled privacy: None of these privacy personality types really apply to us: we’d be more like “Optimistic Realists.” We see that privacy is under serious threat, but we think it’s a problem that technology can fix. Not […]

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Give your Twitter account a good spring cleaning

The following post is by Chris Crosby, the Co-Founder and Managing Director of SociallyActive. SociallyActive is the leading provider of social-privacy monitoring for teens. We give parents the tools to help you protect your children on social networks. If you’re on Twitter, you may have found yourself wanting to review and remove some of your past tweets. While […]

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Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher learn value of privacy post-divorce

A Daily Mail article on an unflattering picture of Demi Moore’s hairy legs ended up serving as an unlikely privacy story on both the former Mrs. Kutcher and Ashton himself. The two are going through a highly public divorce after an even more public marriage: they went everywhere together, tweeted each other constantly, and were […]

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