I don’t want you to remove your personal info from the internet, but you probably should

Look… I don’t know you and truth be told, I may never truly know you.  What you need to know is that I don’t really need to know you, to learn all about you.  You could be someone that I come into contact with during the day such as a worker at a restaurant that …

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Going on vacation? Don’t advertise it on social media.

Everyone loves the idea of a vacation.  Some like it so much that they jump at the idea of sharing the information about their upcoming vacation on social media so their family and friends know they are going.  What they fail to realize is that they have just told the internet they will be away from …

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Thanks Internet. It’s been fun, but now I am going to clean up my personal information online

I know the internet as we know it is pretty new, but even for an old person like me it seems to have been around forever.  I first accessed the world wide web when I was about 20 years old using one of my 1,000 free hours that AOL sent me on a CD-Rom.  My …

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27 People search sites and how to remove your personal info from them

Have you ever searched for yourself in one of the many people search sites on the internet?  They have information about your current and past addresses, phone numbers, names of relatives, neighbors, and associates.  They offer information about traffic tickets you may have received, bankruptcies, property purchases, average household incomes, social networking accounts, email addresses …

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Thanks to the internet, it is easier than ever for anyone to learn everything about you

In the past when someone wanted to get personal information about someone, they had to go to a courthouse or another government office to request records.  In some cases, this request could not be in writing sent via U.S. Mail and had to be in person, so that just made the whole process a little …

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20+ sites that share your personal information and how to get it removed

What if I were to tell you that with only your name and an estimate of your age plus an idea of what state you live in, I could find out your address, phone numbers, real age, information about property you may have purchased, bankruptcy information, a list of traffic tickets you received, names of neighbors …

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Most internet users probably spend more time watching cat videos than protecting their personal information

Ask any of your friends how much time they spend per week or per month watching videos online and the answers may not seem too shocking.  Thirty minutes, two hours, and likely even more time.  Now ask the same friends how much time they spend working to help keep their personal information out of the …

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