Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Facebook Data Mining. . .again

"ATTENTION EVERYONE--There's a site called Spokeo.com - a new online phone book w/personal information: everything from pics you've posted on FB or web, your approx credit score, home value, income, age, etc. You can remove yourself by first searching for yourself on their site to find the URL of your page, then going to the Privacy button on the bottom of their page to remove yourself. Copy & repost."

http://www.spokeo.com/

4 comments:

Michele Emrath said...

Whoa! Interesting. And a little spooky. Are credit scores public knowledge?

Michele
SouthernCityMysteries

Michele Emrath said...

They are mining for memberships!!!!

The data immediately available is incorrect. For me, they say my house is in the $600-$800k range, but my neighborhood is "below average." Does that even make sense? And they have my birth sign wrong. Basic stuff. They also say I am a "clerical/service worker." WRONG! But if you click a link for more info, then it brings you to the prices for membership. So...scam? Sort of.

Michele
SouthernCityMysteries

southernyankee said...

Hey Michele,
I do not think credit scores are public knowledge, and sure feel they should never be unless for some strange reason (like alien invasion for those with the lowest scores) we the public decide there might be some benefit in that. :-)

The internet is becoming a free-for-all. Ugh.

southernyankee said...

The data they posted about me seemed more like a combination of all people with my surname.
It might be a hoot in some circumstances, but not this one.

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