aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

What do you want the world to know about you?

How about your address?

How about a photo of your house?

Photos of your kids?

Information you thought was private may not be. KGW.com reports, "Sean Corbett couldn’t believe what he found on the controversial website Spokeo.com. “A picture of my house, my net worth, tax records, pictures I deemed private, “ said Corbett. He was particularly bothered when two photographs of his little girls popped up. He had put them on a social network where only a handful of people could see them. But he found them, without much effort, on Spokeo.com."

I checked it out for myself. They charge a fee if you want to know details, but even without paying the fee I could see my address and a photo of my house and a guess of its net worth. While I know it's impossible to keep those things out of people's hands, I don't want to make it that easy to get, either. At least Spokeo has a way to get yourself off their listing - which is what I just did.

Read more here - including instructions on how to get your listing off the website, if that's what you want.

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