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Privacy 101 🧠

What is packet sniffing and how to prevent it

Take preventative steps to prevent packet sniffing, one of the most intrusive techniques used by hackers to steal personal information. The world of hacking is getting more and more complex as the years go by. It is a necessity for hackers as security systems and software updates are continuously blocking their attacks. One of the […]

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Digital Hygiene 🧼

BeenVerified opt out: How to remove yourself from this people search engine

Follow these step-by-step instructions on how to opt out of BeenVerified, the people search website and clear your personal information from the internet. BeenVerified sells itself as the “everyday information company” that paints the people search website business as a common good. We aren’t here to argue there aren’t legitimate uses for these sites. But, […]

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Digital Hygiene 🧼

SIM swap scam: This is how thieves take control of your phone – and your online accounts

Cybercriminals have a new tool in their kit known as a SIM swap scam that can let them break into some of the most secure accounts that are protected by two-factor authentication. As smartphones get smarter and smarter, they are becoming ever more connected to nearly every aspect of our lives. Most of us have […]

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Digital Hygiene 🧼

The top browser fingerprinting checkers to protect your data privacy

Browser fingerprinting is a sneaky practice that allows marketers and data brokers to track you across the internet even if you use a VPN. Much like a human fingerprint, browser fingerprints are a very specific identifier. If you are concerned about privacy, you need to be aware of how browser fingerprinting works, and what you […]

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Privacy 101 🧠

What are computer cookies and when you should accept them

So, what are the different types of internet cookies and why are you seeing so many pop-ups now? Cookies are nothing new on the Internet, but the neverending pop-up notifications nearly everywhere you browse are.  Cookies, in short, are a way for websites to identify return users. They are like a trail of crumbs that […]

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Privacy Tools 🛠

Remove yourself from the internet with these 5 tools

These 5 privacy tools help you remove your personal information from the internet. It’s a process but can be a worthwhile way to prevent identity theft. It’s not so easy to remove yourself from the internet! Our world is filled with data and that makes it quite challenging to find and delete personal information. But […]

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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 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 🧼

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, […]