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Unread 01-12-2011, 11:20 PM   #1
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Arrow Protect your privacy

There's a site called spokeo.com that's a new online USA phone book w/personal information: everything from pics you've posted on FB or web, your approx credit score, home value, income, age. Remove yourself by searching your name, find the URL of your page, then go to the bottom right corner of the page and click on the Privacy button to remove yourself.

a friend of mine posted this on fb so i thought id post it here to let you guys know. nobody needs to know all your personal info, if you feel the same way follow the instructions and remove yourself from this site. sometimes your name wont come up if not be safe and check your email.
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Unread 01-12-2011, 11:27 PM   #2
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This is exactly what you get for using Facebook and such. :/

If you have an online identity where you have entered any personal information, this is what happens. Also, I think I should be the only one that knows what I'm worth. $86K is quite a number compared to everyone else but for others...I'm just hoping the idiots on my block don't get any ideas.

Also, there is no privacy.
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Unread 01-12-2011, 11:31 PM   #3
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:/ dude websites got my old phone number and the apartment number I lived with, complete with a damn map of my front door. It's even got my mother on there. It's all old information however. I don't have that address or phone number anymore. Though it's pretty unnerving.

I can't do anything without registering though.

Oh look it's even got me as single, and my worth at $299k and if I am living in an apartment or not. HA HA how fun >:|
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Unread 01-12-2011, 11:35 PM   #4
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i didnt have to just copy the url and click the pivacy button either on the side or bottom of the page
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Unread 01-12-2011, 11:38 PM   #5
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i didnt have to just copy the url and click the pivacy button either on the side or bottom of the page
Right after I said that I found it xD Derp derp @ Me
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Unread 01-12-2011, 11:59 PM   #6
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*Happily not in the US*

Though that site is slightly unnerving.

Hey, there's lots of US folks with the same full name as me!

EDIT: It should be renamed to eStalk.com

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Unread 01-13-2011, 12:22 AM   #7
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happily, when I search my name, I don't come up. My twitter pops up with my user name, but I don't post overly sensitive things, so that's okay.
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Unread 01-13-2011, 01:03 AM   #8
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EDIT: It should be renamed to eStalk.com
eStalk.com- The fastest way to find that girl from High School you never got a chance with, time to woo her with unwanted gifts and showing up at her boyfriends work with a chainsaw.
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Unread 01-13-2011, 01:44 AM   #9
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Well they can search my name all they want, theres more than seven of ME
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Unread 01-13-2011, 01:47 AM   #10
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Aw, none of me, and I *do* use FB and Flickr. That's kinda disappointing, because I would love to see what the internet thinks I'm worth. >XD
I never turn up in any search engine ever though, basically since my full name is simply too short for searches to process.
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Unread 01-13-2011, 01:58 AM   #11
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I'm not in there. *Wipe my sweat away*
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Unread 01-13-2011, 02:09 AM   #12
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Looks like I'm there, but some of the information is fairly dated. It has my old car, which I haven't had for over a year since it caught on fire. It also says that I'm worth 252k, which I'm assuming is the household income and not just me. It oddly got my relationship status right, but it might have just guessed at. It also shows that both my sisters live here, but only one does. Hmm, hit or miss site.

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Unread 01-13-2011, 02:10 AM   #13
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There are only 6,000 other data mining companies like this out there who can sell anyone the same information...

If you REALLY want to protect your privacy, don't post your personal information in the public realm.

If it can be found in a google search, the tax record, the phone book, the newspaper, or printed on your mailbox: it's public information and anyone out there can look it up whenever they like. They've always been able to, only now they can do it much more quickly thanks to the advent of the internet.

If you have information you don't want others to know: don't share it publically.
Otherwise, welcome to the information age: you are now another viable product So guard your credit card numbers, ID cards, passport information and all that jazz carefully, lest you end up a victim of legit identity theft and REAL privacy problems.

Though I do find it particularly classy that Spokeo warns that 3rd party sites will not remove the information as well and that if you don't want your life to be totally ruined, you'll buy this great privacy-enabling software their sponsor is hawking. ~niiiiice~

In either case, someone stalking me would get a lot farther (for a lot cheaper) just by typing my name into Facebook.
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Unread 01-13-2011, 02:26 AM   #14
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Nothing on me~! And i use FB. OH WELL. I feel left out.

My mom is on there, though. Complete with updated information. TOO BAD ALL THAT INFO IS ON HER OWN WEBSITE ANYWAYS... since we own a business.
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Unread 01-13-2011, 02:41 AM   #15
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ya my parents were on their and their not on fb or any of that
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