Spock People Search Raises Concerns

A recent post on the SEOmoz blog by Jane Copland along with a long list of reader’s comments raises some concerns about Spock.com free people search engine. Some of the concerns raised include: 1. Spock allows anyone to create and edit your personal information on the site, which raises numerous privacy concerns as well as […]

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Jigsaw People Search Directory Lists Over 8 Million Persons

Jigsaw is another great online people search web site. The site has been described by Inc. Magazine as “the world’s biggest Rolodex.” Jigsaw is a business directory that lists over 8 million people. Every person listed in the Jigsaw database is complete with full name, position, address, email address and telephone number. The Jigsaw database […]

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US Cell Phone & Landline Use Statistics

US federal government statistics that show people’s increasing dependence on cell phones for daily communication at the expense of traditional landline phones were released Wednesday. * 30% of US households either use cell phones exclusively for their daily communication or rarely use their landline for calls. * In the last half of 2007, 16% of […]

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Niche Search Engines Make It Easier To Spy On People

Google isn’t the only tool in town when it comes to digging up background information on other people. Niche and specialized search engines are making it easier to do background checks on people. Using specialty web search sites, people are finding out previously unknown information about coworkers, friends and family as well as complete strangers […]

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Facebook Application Uses Cell Phones For Tracking People

According to a news report from the Times Online there is a new Facebook application that uses positioning technology to pinpoint a person’s location using information retrieved from cell phone communications. The Social Network Integrated Friend Finder (SNIFF for short) is a software tool that can be used through Facebook or a cell phone to […]

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