You probably haven’t heard of people search websites, but they know a whole lot about you. Also called “data brokers,” these websites make a business of collecting, publicly sharing, and selling your personal information on the Internet. In this post, I’ll show you how to delete personal information from one of the largest people search […]
A week ago, I–Sarah Downey, an attorney and privacy analyst at Abine–posted a reddit thread as LawyerCT on how to remove yourself from the background check site BeenVerified, as well as a few others. I was sick of people search websites making it hard for people to delete themselves, so I figured I’d share my […]
Have you ever Googled yourself and found your name and contact info listed publicly online? This is a common phenomenon, and it’s happening to more of us every day. A few weeks ago, we ranked the best and worst of people search websites: places like Spokeo.com, Intelius.com, and WhitePages.com that collect and post your personal […]
We ranked the biggest people search websites based on customer service, ease of opting yourself out, and respect for privacy. Check out the best and the worst of these intrusive sites.