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Privacy 101 🧠

Here’s how to remove your name from Internet search engines

Follow these tips on how to remove your name from Internet search engines. This shields more of your personal information from circulating online — and reduces your risk of identity theft. Search engines are powerful, widely accessible and free — and have made it possible to find nearly any sort of information that you are […]

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Digital Hygiene 🧼

Checklist: How to protect your family privacy when adding new devices at home

You’re buying all of these smart devices for yourself and your kids. But is your family’s privacy protected and your data safe from hackers? Here’s how to protect your family privacy when connecting new devices to your home network.  One of the defining features of the holiday season is shiny new technology. But the onus […]

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Digital Hygiene 🧼

How to delete yourself from the internet in 10 steps

Wondering how to delete yourself from the internet? You’re not alone. But it is quite difficult to reduce the amount of personal information that’s floating around the web. Think about it: How much personal information have you shared online, much of which you’ve forgotten? You probably have unknowingly shared sensitive information on your social media, […]

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Privacy 101 🧠

How to know if someone is using your social security number

One of the most dangerous forms of identity theft is a stolen SSN. But how to know if someone is using your Social Security number? Here are a few telltale signs. Your SSN is the key to your identity. And that’s why it’s so vulnerable: if a hacker gets ahold of it, they’re able to […]

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Digital Hygiene 🧼

Here’s how to create a strong password (Hint: avoid the obvious)

Difficult, hard-to-guess passwords are the most effective way to protect your online privacy. Here’s how to create a strong password that’s not catnip to hackers. Yet, many among us have no idea how to create a strong password. We look around and come up with good passwords that aren’t great…they’re actually easy to guess and […]

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Data Lab 🧪

National Privacy Survey 2020: What Americans want in a national privacy law

We asked over a thousand Americans what they want in a national privacy law. This is what they said. Privacy is our business. So we decided to take the pulse of privacy in America, to see how most Americans felt about the state of privacy today. In our inaugural our latest National Privacy Survey, we […]

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Privacy Tools 🛠

The best privacy apps for Android

There are nearly 80,000 data breaches and attacks every single day. The best privacy apps for Android reduce your risk of being involved in one of these annoying — and preventable — incidents. Major incidents such as the Equifax hacks and the madness around Cambridge Analytica only further underscore how important it is to maintain […]

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Privacy 101 🧠

How to contact the Big Three credit bureaus

Credit bureaus, also known as Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) are the referees between companies, consumers, and debt collection agencies. They’re also essential allies in recovering from identity theft, which is why you need to know how to contact the Big Three credit bureaus! The Big Three credit bureaus keep a record of your personal credit […]

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Privacy 101 🧠

Browser fingerprinting: What is it and how to prevent it?

What is browser fingerprinting? It’s creepy, that’s what! It tracks your online behavior, allowing others to know who you are as you browse the internet — all without any need for account logins or cookies. Just like a human fingerprint, your browser has a set of unique traits that can be traced back to you […]