Sunday, February 10, 2008

Spokeo: The scariest fucking Web site you'll ever come across

CYBER STALKER ALERT! I read about this crazy Web site in Newsweek, Spokeo, which helps you find "your friends' blogs and photos that you never knew about -- guaranteed."

Scared yet? You ain't seen nothin' yet ... just try it for 10 minutes and you'll reconsider your MySpace, Facebook, Flickr, Slide, Windows Live Spaces, LinkedIn, Picasa, Pandora, Stumbleupon, Digg, Upcoming, Multiply, imeem, Bebo, Friendster, Hi5, Vox, Picturetrail and Amazon wishlist pages. (Just to name a few, of course.)

It works its privacy-invasion magic by tracking almost everything you've done online with an e-mail address. Company reps defend it by saying everything Spokeo tracks is already in the public domain.

I don't buy it. Agree? Disagree?

1 comment:

Vengeance said...

I mean, it IS in the public domain, whether you agree that it is or not, once you put it there.