“people search” Tag Archive


Spreading the word on removing yourself from background check sites: Part 1

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 […]

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Your age is common knowledge on the internet

If you’re browsing without blocking tracking, you’re telling the world how old you are. Let’s say you’re applying for jobs.  Most hiring managers who want to steer clear of age discrimination won’t directly ask you how old you are (unless they’re checking that you’re over a minimum age requirement).  Or maybe you’re not comfortable with […]

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Your name, their database: removing yourself from people search sites

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 […]

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Smile, you’re on Spokeo.com! Concerned? (here’s what to do)

Spokeo is a free website that collects and provides your personal information to anyone

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