Riya Facial Recognition and Privacy Concerns

A Dec. 7th article on wired.com by Jennifer Granick discusses some issues that we have discussed in previous posts on this blog, regarding the new Riya facial recognition software; photo tagging and search engines potentially indexing personal online pictures and making them searchable by a person’s name. From the Wired article – The service currently […]

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The New Public Record Sources

There is a lot of talk about what has come to be known as “Web 2.0”, but not much in the way of it being a new goldmine for public record searching. Web 2.0 can be loosely defined as the collaborative web. Web content is no longer in the hands of a few techie web […]

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Friendster People Search

The Friendster social network has over 21 million ( and growing ) user profiles. Friendster has a free profile search on their web site to search people profiles. Friendster users post everything from name; hometown; email address; schools and universities attended; personal pictures and job history on their profiles, making it a great free people […]

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Verizon Files Suit Against Global Information Group

Bloomberg News is reporting that Verizon Communications Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Global Information Group, a skip tracing company based in Florida. From the article — Verizon Communications Inc., the largest U.S. telephone company, said it sued a Florida-based private investigative agency to stop it from trying to obtain confidential information about wireless customers. […]

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