How can I find out what information exists about me online?


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Author's Note: How can I find out what information exists about me online?

Researching this article made me want to run screaming for the hills. I've always been fairly private and careful about what information I put out there about myself. But it seems my diligence has been for naught. A lot of personal details are out there on a great many sites (with varying degrees of accuracy). Removing them might be as maddening as trimming kudzu, which will grow back and take over your house the minute you aren't looking.

But at least there is something we can do about the info on many of the sites. I've started to send removal requests, and one of them worked within 24 hours. I'll have to make an effort not to recheck every single day to make sure my data stays gone. Happy paranoia to all!

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