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Mask your internet identity - 7 ways to stay anonymous online

You can’t erase all of the personal info that’s out on the web, but you hide in plain sight

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Have you checked your online identity lately? Is it accurate or full of inconsistencies, both of which can be devastating? Accurate information can be used by stalkers and cyber criminals, while incorrect data that casts you in a bad light can cost you a promotion, a job, or even your business. Companies such as Intelius, Spokeo, MyLife, PeekYou, BeenVerified, PeopleFinder, and Radaris (to name a few) aggregate your personal information, sell it, then make it difficult, if not impossible, to get it removed. But there are ways to mask your digital identity.

  • Commit social media suicide
  • Stop data miners in their tracks
  • Use a data removal service
  • Hide you IP address
  • Don’t blindly agree to 'terms of service'
  • Create multiple identities
  • Don’t delete, overwrite



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