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Your next social network: all of them?

Spokeo does a very useful thing: It takes data feeds from multiple social networks that you participate in (like MySpace, Xanga, etc), and gives you one overview page where you can watch what's up with your your buddies' pages.

By December 5, 2006


Privacy check, part two: Testing free Web people directories

Online people-search directories make it easy to discover a wealth of private information simply by entering a name, address, and/or phone number in their search boxes.

By January 18, 2011


How to: Take back your privacy from data brokers

Here are some examples of how you opt out from sites that harvest and collect your personal information.

By February 19, 2011


Girls Around Me and the end of Internet innocence

commentary Thank you, I-Free, for ushering in a tipping point for online privacy. You freaked us out by showing us exactly what's possible with the info we're freely sharing online -- and maybe it'll finally make us all stop.

By April 3, 2012


Manage your social life with these apps

As Web 2.0 continues its path to Web dominance, we're managing more social profiles than ever before. That's why social aggregators can be such a help.

By June 10, 2009


Privacy check: What Web directories know about you

Online directories let people discover a scary amount of private information about you simply by entering your name, location, and/or telephone number in their search boxes.

By January 17, 2011


In the world of Big Data, privacy invasion is the business model

Apps snooping on your address book, sneaky ad cookies, and social networking are bad. But the real privacy demon is the shadowy data brokers slurping up every last byte about you.

By February 29, 2012


FriendFeed does the Facebook feed minus Facebook

Keep track of everything social with FriendFeed.

By October 8, 2007


Socialthing monitors your online life at home and on the go

Track the progress of your friends with Socialthing.

By March 7, 2008


FriendFeed tells you what your friends are up to online

But the service requires your friends to sign up first. Will they?

By February 25, 2008