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Privacy

Background check site Intelius launches TrueRep privacy service

Updated 10/11/2011:  Although TrueRep does have paid features, we’ve learned that it’s free to suppress your data from appearing on Intelius and three of its partner sites.  Suppression is limited to your two most recent addresses and one phone number, and it doesn’t extend to Intelius’s other partner and affiliate sites, such as Zabasearch, PeopleLookUp, […]

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How people search sites (a.k.a. data brokers) get your information

Click the image below to see the full infographic:  

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Who is searching for you? MyLife.com sued for deception

“Who’s searching for you?” MyLife.com asks this question to every visitor of its site, and according to a lawsuit filed in California on February 3, 2011, it lies about the answer.  For example, one victim cited in the complaint allegedly registered as “sfsf sdgfsdgs,” then received an email from MyLife.com saying that seven people were […]

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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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