How to Keep Your Information Off Online Directories

Privacy is dead. Or even if it’s still hanging on by life support, privacy is severely compromised in the Internet age. At the start of 2011, Facebook boasted over 500 million users, and the number climbs every day. While the ease of communication that online communities like Facebook and Twitter deliver is undoubtedly appealing, what many consumers fail to realize is that while they’re happily connecting with friends online, sharing pictures, birthday wishes, and other glimpses of their private lives, data brokers like WhitePages and Spokeo are diligently gathering this information in order to compile online directories and create and sell aggregate consumer profiles.

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Online Dating: Finding Your Match Without Being Duped

Valentine’s Day is a holiday for the lovers. It can make some reflect on the fact that they are lucky to have love, and it can make others reflect on how difficult it is to find love. Fortunately for those still looking, finding a match has gotten a lot easier now that the world has online dating, at least according to some. This may be true, but if online dating has made it easier to find love, is has also made it easier for online predators and liars to find you.

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