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Scrub-A-Dub-Dub the Web

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Writing code on a computer (Almonroth/Wikipedia Commons)

Graeme Wood, contributor to New York Magazine and Atlantic Monthly, explains how a college classmate scrubbed his online record clean and the "black-ops" tools available.

 

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Graeme Wood

Comments [4]

siahro:

Have you tried searching for the various user names you had used?

You might be in for a rude surprise. (Any posts by others that may have quoted you, various caching and archiving stuff, etc.)

Jun. 19 2013 11:45 AM

Yet again, WNYC promotes Apple by choosing a photograph that showcases an APPLE product for a segment that has no connection to Apple.

See my post,
**WNYC and Apple Computer: A Special Relationship?**,
at
http://www.wnyc.org/shows/bl/2013/may/20/yahoo-tumblr/

Jun. 19 2013 11:41 AM

Yes... I have scrubbed my online presence. It was more like deleting the remnants of old accounts I had opened up on various social networks when I was a pre-teen and teenager. When I was younger I had indiscriminately released my online presence where ever I went online. Being older, I now realize the importance of a clean online portrait.

Jun. 19 2013 11:37 AM
andy from manhattan

I'm curious how/if reputation.com comes into play on this issue, since they are a significant NPR underwriter.

Jun. 19 2013 11:34 AM

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