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Digital Hygiene 🧼

People search sites: How to remove yourself completely

People search sites are annoying and invasive. They make money by collecting your information from a variety of public sources to create personal profiles that they sell to other people. Here’s how to remove yourself from people search sites! If you’ve ever done a search of your name online, you likely have seen results from […]

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Privacy Tools 🛠

How to keep your information safe on public Wi-Fi

Keeping yourself safe while using public Wi-Fi is a must in today’s world where public internet access is offered nearly everywhere. Free Wi-Fi has become so commonplace around the world that it’s nearly impossible to find yourself without it — unless that is you are out in the middle of the wilderness. Airports, restaurants, libraries, […]

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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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Privacy News 👀

Follow these 10 privacy advocates on Twitter right now

There are many interesting and admirable privacy advocates on Twitter — too many to list here! Here are 10 to follow right now. Data privacy continues to dominate mainstream news, with privacy advocates worldwide stepping up their efforts to rebalance data privacy in favor of consumers over corporations. From the constant barrage of the latest […]

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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 🧼

Safe holiday shopping tips: How to keep your data secure online

Shopping online is very convenient but also very risky. Use these tips to keep your data secure online, no matter where you shop. With COVID still raging in the United States, shoppers are understandably getting more of their shopping done online this year compared to pre-COVID holiday seasons. Unfortunately, more online shopping means more exposure […]

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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 can be 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 may have unknowingly shared sensitive information on your social […]

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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 do you 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 […]