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  • Writer's pictureBurton Kelso, Tech Expert

How to Erase Your Online Identity

Updated: Dec 3, 2022

It's shocking the amount of information that is online about each and every one of us. A few years ago, it was fun to get on Google to see how much information there was about me. Of course, most of that information was from SEO information about my company Integral, social media posts or from the many TV segments I've appeared on. Now, a Google search will turn up personal information on me and the rest of you too and that's a pretty big problem. If you're like me and you want to take control of your privacy and online data, here are some tips to get you started

Data is king in our digital world and it turns out many large companies have been collecting and selling our data for years. Sometimes that's not too bad of a thing when Amazon knows what we like to purchase and makes suggestions of compatible products, but when you have the general public, ex romantic partners, online bullies and abusers getting a hold of your private information, it becomes a major problem. If you want to be a little more incognito online, here's what you need to do:

1. Google knows everything, but it can help you take control. Google knows a lot about you, but you can use the search engine to find out what information of yours is in the public domain. This is important because it can also show what information the average joe or jane can