Top 5 ways to control your online identity

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Now that your name is just a Google search away, here's our top five ways to control what shows up in search.

Whether you're job hunting or just want a way to hide some unsavoury elements from a previous online life, these are our top ways to control what others can find out. Don't forget, though, common sense should prevail: if you have something to keep private, it's probably best not to put it on the internet.

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LucasJ posted a comment is a great tool for checking your facebook privacy settings. follow them on twitter as they announce any little changes made to facebook and how it will effect your privacy.

another I suggest is which is a very comprehensive deep web search engine which allows you to search for names by location usernames and accounts linked to e mail addresses. Use this to find and close a lot of accounts you might have forgotten about a great way to secure you're internet footprint.

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