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Why giving up your phone number can mean giving up your privacy

December 9, 2016

Forget divorce or the dissolution of a business partnership. In 2017, your most unpredictable, time-consuming and financially perilous breakup may be with your old phone number.

Surrendering your digits can be more problematic than losing your phone. On most smartphones, a quick security wipe can remove all personal data — and it can even be done remotely if your phone is lost or stolen. But give up your phone number and the burden is on you to find every business, person and entity that links that number to your life — your finances, medical records, email or social media accounts, business contacts, and much more — and remove it at each place.

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