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A Matter of Privacy.

Post by ElfenMagix on Thu 20 Jan 2011 - 1:19

I only write this as a warning for all who question how private their web identities and online connections can be. A friend of mine alerted me to this company, having most of her personal information: Name, address, phone number, email address, personal photos that she never published, you name it. I put my email address and whoa! Copies of my email. Copies forum posts on here and other forums I go to. You name it, it was there. On top of all that- if I wanted to see the whole thing about me, that I would have to pay them to see it! I demanded that they remove my email information and everything tied to it from their servers.

The site in question is: http://www.spokeo.com

Search for your own email and see what comes up. Copy the url for the information.

At the bottom of the page, click on the 'Privacy' link. you will need to fill out that form, paste the url with the information you want deleted and decypher the catpcha. Answer the email you will receive, and your info should be deleted immediately. (took 5 minutes for mine to get done.)

I will be checking the site often to see if my info has returned.

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Re: A Matter of Privacy.

Post by Triela on Thu 20 Jan 2011 - 2:43

Thanks so much for this Elfen! Tons of stuff about me are on there. It's really scary!

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Re: A Matter of Privacy.

Post by Awinnell on Thu 20 Jan 2011 - 2:53

nothing on me,only US citizens it seems

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Re: A Matter of Privacy.

Post by tsundere9kagami2 on Thu 20 Jan 2011 - 6:00

Not much for me besides an animated GIF of me and my ebay.
must not be on the internet enough.

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Re: A Matter of Privacy.

Post by 124C41 on Thu 20 Jan 2011 - 8:27

I must have a child I dont know about... Guh? ... that can't be right

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Re: A Matter of Privacy.

Post by Nuke is Good on Thu 20 Jan 2011 - 15:20

In addition to that you have to worry about sites like Intellus, Radaris, and others.

There's myLife which is also notoriously hard to get rid of as well.
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Re: A Matter of Privacy.

Post by SPARTAN 119 on Thu 20 Jan 2011 - 16:15

Hmm.... I didn't come up with much, just some pics. However, from what I've heard about social network sites, if I was member of say facebook, it would be possible for anyone to access everything I posted there.

Stuff like my posts on forums like this one do appear not to be visible, but I couldn't access the complete version without paying them.
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Re: A Matter of Privacy.

Post by windfish55 on Thu 20 Jan 2011 - 16:22

Nothing on me (plenty of pics of people who weren't me, tho!) came up, but that's still really scary.

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Re: A Matter of Privacy.

Post by Godot on Thu 20 Jan 2011 - 21:05

Well crap, I'm afraid to even type in anything on that site for fear of it actually looking up anything about me, whether or not it has already.

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