Unflattering online photos can have a huge impact on your career and your personal life. Perhaps you’re dealing with a photo that is innocent but misinterpreted. Or maybe someone has posted something maliciously to tarnish your reputation. Either way, there are steps you can take to have these photos removed or suppressed.
Have you ever Googled yourself? You may have wondered if there’s a way to find out who is searching for you and clicking those links in your search results. After all, there are over 55 million online searches for people every month. These searches come from companies checking out job applicants, individuals researching prospective love… Read more »
Recent actions by the Federal Trade Commission and several state attorneys could mark the beginning of the end for the revenge pornography industry. Last week, the FTC launched a complaint against Craig Brittain, the owner and operator of the revenge pornography website Is Anybody Down. Earlier this week, Kevin Bollaert was convicted of identity theft… Read more »
“Big Data” brokers make a handsome profit by compiling your info and selling it to others. Through this process, your information has become an invaluable resource for retailers, advertising firms, marketing databases—and unfortunately also for identity thieves, stalkers, and other unsavory characters.That said, there is a lot you can do to protect your online privacy.
A recent survey conducted by the EMC Privacy Index revealed some startling information about how willing people are to sacrifice their privacy in order for an easier online experience. The biggest takeaways, with results based on 15,000 respondents in 15 countries, are as follows: • 91% value value the benefit of “easier access to information… Read more »