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Girls Around Me and the end of Internet innocence

commentary Thank you, I-Free, for ushering in a tipping point for online privacy. You freaked us out by showing us exactly what's possible with the info we're freely sharing online -- and maybe it'll finally make us all stop.

By April 3, 2012

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In the world of Big Data, privacy invasion is the business model

Apps snooping on your address book, sneaky ad cookies, and social networking are bad. But the real privacy demon is the shadowy data brokers slurping up every last byte about you.

By February 29, 2012

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Welcome to the age of data: Watch your back!

Your information is the currency of Web 3.0. Time to start understanding its value and protecting it accordingly.

By April 25, 2011

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How to: Take back your privacy from data brokers

Here are some examples of how you opt out from sites that harvest and collect your personal information.

By February 19, 2011

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Privacy check, part three: Online reputation services

Companies scour the Web to discover sites on which you are mentioned, rate your reputation, and attempt to remove negative or otherwise unwanted personal information--sometimes.

By January 24, 2011

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Privacy check, part two: Testing free Web people directories

Online people-search directories make it easy to discover a wealth of private information simply by entering a name, address, and/or phone number in their search boxes.

By January 18, 2011

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Privacy check: What Web directories know about you

Online directories let people discover a scary amount of private information about you simply by entering your name, location, and/or telephone number in their search boxes.

By January 17, 2011

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Manage your social life with these apps

As Web 2.0 continues its path to Web dominance, we're managing more social profiles than ever before. That's why social aggregators can be such a help.

By June 10, 2009

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Escape from social network frenzy?

From FriendFeed to Pulse and Digsby, there's no shortage of sites that want to help you make sense of it all. Meet the "lifestreamer."

By March 31, 2008

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Socialthing monitors your online life at home and on the go

Track the progress of your friends with Socialthing.

By March 7, 2008