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Month: December 2016

Privacy Resolutions

Privacy Resolutions

With the New Year approaching, many people make resolutions to accomplish new goals and develop positive habits that will move their lives forward.  One of mine is to continue to exercise more and to eat fewer cookies.  Exercise is already a habit for me, and the toughest part will be to cut down on the sweets.  It all starts with a goals though so time will tell how committed I am to being less of a cookie monster. As a…

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Junk Mail Control

Junk Mail Control

This week’s article is all about mail control.  I have discussed in previous posts about the many reasons why a privacy advocate would want to protect their home address.  One of the strategies to accomplish this is to opt-out and suppress your address from as many data brokers and advertising agencies as possible.  This leaves your mailbox free of items addressed to you, and prevents your address from being abused. Controlling junk mail has been a pet peeve of mine…

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Sudo Privacy App: First Look

Sudo Privacy App: First Look

I have spent the past month testing out a new app, Sudo, for use as an additional tool in the privacy toolbox and so far I am excited about what I have seen.  Digital Trends provided a bit of background which I will summarize for you here as we take a look at how this new app may assist privacy enthusiasts. Background: In a connected world with an abundance of state-sponsored surveillance, wide-ranging account breaches, and crafty telemarketers with endless supplies of throwaway…

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Social Engineering

Social Engineering

When a person reaches the point where they have eliminated the vast majority of their personal data from online sources, it brings a certain sense of comfort and fulfillment of a job well done.  If you are able to remove your information from those hard to reach, specialized databases then you have gone further than most will ever go in the pursuit of information removal.  Someone who has committed to changing their personal habits and made lifestyle changes that positively…

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