2021’s Hate Raids: Preventing, Responding, Understanding

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One of the worst trends of 2021 thus far has been an epidemic of hate raids taking place over streaming platforms like Twitch. The increasing prevalence of the unnecessary and obnoxious overtaking of social channels with hate-fueled rhetoric and messaging has been one of the most problematic issues for LGBTQ+ and minority streamers across Twitch … Read more

Mark Herring: Doxxed, Swatted, Dead. For A Twitter Handle

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When he selected “@Tennessee” as his Twitter handle in 2006, shortly after the launch of the new microblogging platform, Mark Herring was simply expressing his affinity for his home state and his beloved University of Tennessee Vols. He could never have imagined that more than a decade later, the innocently chosen username would lead to … Read more

What is Swatting? How To Avoid Malicious, Dangerous Raids

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You’re at home on the sofa, unwinding with Netflix and a beverage after a stressful workday, when you suddenly hear a loud banging on your front door. You peek at your front porch and are shocked to see a horde of law enforcement officers clad in riot gear, their weapons drawn. At first, you conclude … Read more

[FREE] NeighborWho Opt Out – How To Remove Yourself 2021

In our modern world, many of us know next to nothing about the people who share our streets or our subdivisions. Gone are the days when folks would run to their neighbor’s house to borrow an egg or a cup of sugar; chances are we don’t even know their names. This era of relative anonymityhas … Read more

[FREE] USPhoneBook Opt Out – How To Remove Yourself 2021

If you’re trying to figure out the origin of an unidentified caller or want to keep tabs on your kids’ or partner’s cell phone use, a reverse phone lookup service like USPhoneBook can be extremely helpful. But when you realize just how easy it is to use one of these services to access the personal … Read more

What Does Google Know About Me? Privacy in 2021

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Google. They can be considered the largest and most prolific data harvesting machine in world history. Google collects an astonishing amount of information about you, and can make assumptions about you based on this collected data. Below, we are going to dive into the question “What does Google know about me?“, discover what kind of … Read more

[FAST] Clustrmaps Opt Out – How To Remove Yourself In 2021

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Most of us are accustomed to using conventional search engines like Google and Bing when we want to find information online, but did you know that “people search engines” also exist, allowing users to search for a person’s name and retrieve a surprisingly large amount of personal data—including their residential address, phone number, email address, … Read more

[FREE] Voter Records Opt Out – Remove Yourself In 2021

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In today’s contentious political climate, many of us would prefer not to reveal our party affiliation or other political opinions to our neighbors, coworkers or casual acquaintances. Unfortunately, the proliferation of online data brokers like Voter Records makes it challenging to keep our political views private. With just a few clicks, anyone with an internet … Read more

[EASY] Neighbor Report Opt Out – Remove Yourself in 2021

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At one time or another, most of us have searched our own names online and were probably troubled by the results, which often include detailed reports from the dozens of data brokers and people search sites that exist to profit from consumers’ personal information. For just a few dollars, these businesses will release your private … Read more

What Happened To PrivacyDuck in 2021?

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We here at Removaly were curious as to what happened to PrivacyDuck in mid-2021. It seemed as if the boutique data removal service just disappeared off the face of the online earth. We have been asked by prospective clients and people within the data removal space this question as well. As a result, we tried … Read more