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Anonymous Prepaid Credit Card Options

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

PLEASE READ – UPDATE – July 6th, 2008: This post has been merged into a page. Please go here for the full information: http://www.theprivacyguy.com/anonymous-credit-debit-cards So here’s the list of Prepaid Credit Cards I will be investigating and detailing the conditions and requirements: GreenDot WebSecret Vanilla Visa Privacash All-Access Gift Card компютри Simon Gift Card If […]

a.K.a Card Update

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

I received a letter in the mail from the bank that issues the a.K.a Card requesting more information from me. They asked me for a copy of my driver’s license, a W-2 from last year showing my gross income, and then an employment history. When I first received I was a bit taken aback. This […]

The a.K.a Card

Monday, June 25th, 2007

I was contacted the other day by a nice woman from The a.K.a Card. She was contacting me to inform me about their product that offers “Total Anonymity, Privacy and Freedom”: the a.K.a Card. In a nutshell what it is is a credit card you apply for and upon approval are sent a card that […]

Google Privacy Policies Receive Scathing Review

Monday, June 11th, 2007

Privacy International is an International (duh) Privacy watchdog group that just released a report of privacy rankings for many of the Internet’s major players (ie. Google, Microsoft, MySpace, Facebook, etc). The Washington Post has an article talking about the report here. One excerpt from the report states: “We are aware that the decision to place […]

Facebook and the Government

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

Here’s a great, albeit scary, video I found on the web entitled “Does what happens in the Facebook stay in the Facebook?”. It’s a video about the possible involvement and relationship of Facebook with the federal government. At just 4 minutes in length, it won’t take you long to watch it. I highly encourage you, […]

Remove your phone number from Google

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

An article from Lifehacker on how to remove your home phone number from Google’s Phonebook came into my FeedReader queue yesterday and I thought I would share it. In case some of you didn’t know, Google can perform a limited reverse lookup service. There’s a good chance if you type your home phone number into […]

MySpace and Facebook are privacy nightmares

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007

It doesn’t take an expert to realize that MySpace and Facebook, and all the other social networking sites, are privacy nightmares. They are an identity thief’s treasure chest. Better yet, they are a pedophile or stalker’s ultimate tool. I mean, let’s be honest here – who HASN’T looked up some of their old flames or […]

PassPack Password Manager

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

This is a long post, but I highly encourage you to read it all. If you can’t read it all, skim it, and then proceed to the bottom of the post where I list the pro’s and con’s of this awesome new web application. I found out about PassPack the other day while I was […]

Anonymous Prepaid Credit Cards (Update)

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

So far I’m enjoying my Vanilla Visa prepaid debit card. I used it three times this past weekend with no problems what so ever. I do have one obstacle I am going to need to find a solution for: the maximum dollar amount of a card. Currently, the maximum dollar amount of a Vanilla Visa […]

Anonymous Prepaid Credit Cards

Friday, March 30th, 2007

PLEASE READ – UPDATE – July 6th, 2008: This post has been merged into a page. Please go here for the full information: http://www.theprivacyguy.com/anonymous-credit-debit-cards For quite a while, I’ve been looking for an anonymous credit card. A truly anonymous credit card as in no personal information is associated with the card or stored on the […]