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Privacy

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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When delete means delete: the inside story of our FTC complaint against BeenVerified.com

You’ll need some background on our DeleteMe service for the following post to make sense:  our service deletes your personal information from many of the largest people search websites that list it.  These are sites like Intelius.com, Spokeo.com, and WhitePages.com.   We monitor your personal information online to ensure that it doesn’t return, and we […]

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Sticking it to the people search sites

Tell us if this situation sounds fair to you:  dozens of websites you’ve never heard of are publicly displaying and selling your personal information–your address, phone number, email address, family members, etc.–and profiting off it. The companies selling your personal info don’t ask you first if it’s okay, and you don’t make any money from […]

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Background check site Intelius launches TrueRep privacy service

Updated 10/11/2011:  Although TrueRep does have paid features, we’ve learned that it’s free to suppress your data from appearing on Intelius and three of its partner sites.  Suppression is limited to your two most recent addresses and one phone number, and it doesn’t extend to Intelius’s other partner and affiliate sites, such as Zabasearch, PeopleLookUp, […]

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