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DeleteMe

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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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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Spreading the word on removing yourself from background check sites: Part 1

A week ago, I–Sarah Downey, an attorney and privacy analyst at Abine–posted a reddit thread as LawyerCT on how to remove yourself from the background check site BeenVerified, as well as a few others.  I was sick of people search websites making it hard for people to delete themselves, so I figured I’d share my […]

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Your name, their database: removing yourself from people search sites

Have you ever Googled yourself and found your name and contact info listed publicly online?  This is a common phenomenon, and it’s happening to more of us every day.  A few weeks ago, we ranked the best and worst of people search websites:  places like Spokeo.com, Intelius.com, and WhitePages.com that collect and post your personal […]

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Smile, you’re on Spokeo.com! Concerned? (here’s what to do)

Spokeo is a free website that collects and provides your personal information to anyone

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