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Spokeo knows about you…

I think we all know that there is a lot of information out on the web about people; where you live, what your phone number is, what you do for a living, etc.

I think it also creeps people out when that information is easily accessible just by going to one website and putting in someone’s name.

If it creeps you out, too, check out Spokeo. You put in someone’s name, choose the state and city, and, well, stuff shows up.

To remove yourself from the listing, find yourself and copy the URL of your page. Then click on the Privacy link (it’s kind of obscure and in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen). You’ll need to follow the directions and put your email address in. You’ll get an email with a link to click to remove yourself.

Again – Spokeo isn’t providing any information that isn’t already out there, but it’s creepy all the same, so if you want to get your name off of there, have at it.


January 7, 2011 - Posted by | Technology, Websites |

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