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

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

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

The 2021 Primer For How To Stop Junk Mail Invading Your Home

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In 2021, most of us conduct a vast share of the activities of daily life within the digital realm. We scroll through our social media feeds to read the news and keep up with family members; we use text messaging and email to communicate with coworkers and friends, and we do most of our banking … Read more

10 Online Privacy Tips While Working From Home In 2021

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Since the onset of the global coronavirus pandemic in early 2020, millions of employees worldwide have found themselves spending some or all of their workweek logging in from home or another remote location. Even as vaccine rollouts and declining cases have enabled state and local governments to lift lockdowns and other restrictions, many businesses have … Read more