Tag Archives: Personal Data

The Data Decade: How We Were Bought and Stolen in the 2010’s

by Kristina Libby. Popular Mechanics

Our personal information is now the world’s most valuable currency. Can we reclaim it before it’s too late?

It’s been a hell of a decade for your data.

Since 2010, your personal information has been sold on the dark web, stolen by foreign nations (here’s looking at you, China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea), used to swing a number of elections (ahem Russia, but also Facebook), and employed as a way to attack nuclear facilities, hospitals and entire electrical grids.

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How to Delete Your Personal Data From Public Record Websites

by Georgina Torbet, MakeUseOf

When someone Googles your name, there’s a whole host of information about you they might find. Sometimes this is good, like finding links to your personal website or Twitter account. But sometimes there is information that you don’t want to share online, like your home address or phone number.

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