This reminds me of an episode of "30 Rock"... But in all seriousness, yes, it's scary how much information is out there on the Internet!
Edited by: SONICB at: 9/13/2013 (22:56)
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Yes, and I found out far more about myself on-line than I thought was out there, including my name, address, where I've lived, the names of my children, their ages, etc.
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Yep and I take down any 'people finder' listings that come up. My parents gave me a talk about information privacy when I was about 10 (before the internet was really a thing) and since then I have been very careful with my information. Nothing goes online that doesn't have to. I have my Facebook set to very strict privacy settings. I google my name about once a month to see what's there and the only stuff there is my college fencing results.
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yes, didn't find much
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I've done this and have told computer savvy friends to try it too. We were all shocked.
If you've ever had a magazine subscription, you are on a list. that's where most of those citations crome from. They come from any list you're on. So, if you have a credit card, student loan, driver's license, etc... you are on a list and that list is on the internet
It's really insane how much information is posted on the internet, but it is the price you pay for living in a free society. Freedom of information.
Have you ever googled your real name? They talk about privacy but when I google my name it shows every address I lived at before I was married, who I'm married to now his name pops out even without asking if I'm married , also a list of other names shows up and says possible relatives and every relative it shows for me is mine! How about when it shows my exact address with a picture and a arrow to my house imagine if someone wanted to kill me? All they do is google your real name!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I googled my dead uncle and cousin and their social security numbers came up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm sure that many don't google themselves and realize the info that is out there on them... I googled my cousins name my aunt wanted me to and it showed his case against social security!!!!!!! 27 pages with all her doctors names, addresses , surgeries he had I mean I was like wow!!!!!!!!!!! I wonder if people even realize this?????????? Even our blogs are able to be googled under our screen names here, did you know this? I mean I do remember joining and it did say that once you put something on here it's on the internet but I wonder if any google their screen names? Just thought I'd give an FYI, I thought my cousins social security claim was mind blowing cause you sign documents at the doctor and here is all his info on the internet.... try it
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