I have something for you to think about…
There’s a site called www.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 and copy the URL of your page, then go to the bottom right corner of the page and click on the Privacy button to remove yourself. Copy & re-post so your FB friends are aware.
I would think people would rather they had the option as to what they put out in the public domain. Especially with companies attempting to profit at your expense…
What do you think?
- US privacy advocates reiterate Spokeo.com warnings (bigbrotherwatch.org.uk)
- Spokeo (indigoundecided.wordpress.com)
- Spooky Spokeo (bigbrotherwatch.org.uk)
- Spokeo: Not your grandma’s phonebook! (chicagonow.com)
- Privacy check, part two: Testing free Web people directories (news.cnet.com)
- Spokeo may know more about you than you realize (boingboing.net)
- Spokeo and personal data aggregators: Xeni on The Madeleine Brand Show (boingboing.net)
- Spokeo.com: This will freak out the privacy advocates (thoughtgadgets.com)