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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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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 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 […]

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Privacy 101 🧠

What are data brokers?

If you’ve ever asked yourself, or anyone, the question, “what are data brokers,” then congratulations, dear friend. You have taken the most basic step you’ll need to protect your privacy on the internet and to protect yourself in the physical world. How? Well, you’ve chosen to educate yourself. The relatively unrestrictive privacy laws in the […]

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Data Breaches 🚨

The 5 most common types of data breaches

Data is everywhere. Every time you click, tap, post, submit, purchase, comment or like, Another data point has created. With access to enough of these data points, you can paint a complete picture about a person. Phone companies, departmental stores, hospitals, schools, libraries, and nearly every other place of public use or interest, store your […]

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Data Breaches 🚨

The latest data breaches: A tracker to see if you’ve been hacked

Has there been a data breach today? Look at the latest data breaches to find out… …because the answer is likely yes! The United States is the world’s most breached country, with billions of records exposed each year — or about 19 records per person annually! To keep track of the latest data breaches, we […]