x/p HUGH PRIVACY ISSUE FOLKSJanuary 15 2011 at 8:25 PM
|GIMB (Login Getinmybelly)|
A friend just posted this on FB.
There's a site called 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 AND SEARCHING YOUR EMAIL, find the URL of your page, then go to the bottom right corner of the page and click on the Privacy button to remove yourself.
Please note that it only allows you to remove 2 listings per your confirmed email address and only 4 listings in a day from your IP address.
I did a search and removed my home info BUT THEN WAS HORRIFIED TO SEARCH BY MY GMAIL ACCOUNT I USE ONLY ON THIS BOARD AND HAVE MY PHOTO BUCKET PHOTOS COME UP SHOWING MY DS!!
So if I were you, I'd START by checking your board email address(es) and then do your real name etc. This is really scary and is truly making me rethink my social media participation among other things.
- OMG! motherf-ers!! - Anonymous on Jan 15
- Same thing - Ariadne on Jan 15
- thanks for posting - keifel on Jan 15
- NO. You don't need to join to remove your listing. - GIMB on Jan 15
- I don't understand how to remove. - Jamie B. on Jan 15
- me neither - Anonymous on Jan 15
- It says privacy - Tracy on Jan 15
- Dang!!!! - Tracy on Jan 15
- IMPORTANT - do 2 searches - Silky Gal on Jan 15
- Thanks! - Tracy on Jan 16
- I don't understand about the URL - Kekona on Jan 15
- When I searched, only my name and address came up--how do you...(m) - Carolina on Jan 16
- Try running - Ariadne on Jan 16
- without paying - totally FREE - my DH's full name, address, age & other stuff came up N/T - Anonymous on Jan 16
- Yes, same here, for free. nt - Ariadne on Jan 16
- There is some more detailed info on Spokeo on snopes - Ariadne on Jan 16
- I can't block mine - E&H on Jan 16
- that's exactly what happened to me - thesameboat on Jan 16
- You need to check your username/login names, too! I searched on kittygirltx - June on Jan 16
- I saw that last night.... - Tracy on Jan 16
- ADDENDUM TO GIMB'S WARNING... spokeo is NOT the only site that aggregates our info - Kenny on Jan 16
- Yes, the snopes link discusses that, likening it to a game of - Ariadne on Jan 16
- Re: Yes, the snopes link discusses that, likening it to a game of - Anon on Jan 16
- FYI - the issue is NOT this board - Anonymous on Jan 16
- I always wondered why - margolis on Jan 16
- A heads up for those who have SBC/Yahoo - Ariadne on Jan 16