Hot Take Mozilla Monitor Plus is a subscription to keep your info away from data brokers

vtqhtr413

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Mozilla is introducing a new paid subscription privacy monitoring service called Mozilla Monitor Plus. For $8.99 a month under its annual subscription, Mozilla says it will automatically keep a lookout for your information at over 190 sites where brokers sell information they’ve gathered from online sources like social media sites, apps, and browser trackers, and when your info is found, it will automatically try to get it removed.

Mozilla Monitor product manager Tony Cinotto told The Verge in an email that Mozilla partners with a company called Onerep to perform these scans and subsequent takedown requests. While requests usually take between 7 and 14 days to process, he says sometimes information can’t be removed. Mozilla will keep trying, he added, but will also give Plus members instructions for attempting removal themselves.
 

MuzzMelbourne

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Its sort of like employing someone to follow you around to pick-up your rubbish as you throw it out the car window... lazy.

Surely, the best way is to be extra careful before handing over your data in the first place. Or, like I do, reinvent yourself online as much as practical every couple of years.
 

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