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The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy by Violet Blue

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2. But It’s Just My Phone Number

“Never sit at a table you can’t walk away from.”

—JOSS WHEDON

You’d be surprised by how far one creep or criminal can get with your phone number. It’s hard to believe that one little thing can cause so much trouble, but keeping your private life under wraps comes down to controlling certain pieces of information as much as you possibly can. You’re about to find out exactly what information I’m talking about and how to protect all of it.

YOU CONTROL WHAT YOU SHARE

It’s really important to safeguard pieces of personally identifying information, like your phone number, online. Social media and advertising companies are continually compiling dossiers on you, trying to match information across services and devices ...

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