Welcome to the BBGCS weekly register of some useful or interesting articles I encountered this week. They aren’t all freshly minted, but each one has some kind of usefulness. The article can be applied the same today as when it was published.
The first article is hosted on HudsonHorizons.com and is about Spokeo.com, and how to delete your personal information from the site. There are a number of comments as well, and they’re pretty much all about either how the advice proved useful or about how “great” Spokeo is; note the sarcasm. Go check out the article and leave feedback here on what you think:
The next article is from pcadvisor.co.uk and provides an insightful look into the state of online people search. Funny thing, it was written last year, but while reading it I thought I was reading a current piece. I spend a lot of time dealing with people search and background check services and the article pretty much hit the proverbial nail on the head. It’s definitely worth a read:
The article on backgroundcheck.org is about people that have accidentally ended up on some kind of terrorist watch list. The most notable example is the 18 month old toddler who was on a no-fly list, and whose family was kicked of a flight because of it. This article basically helps put the background check craze sweeping the country into perspective, as there are many folks who have been misidentified and were associated with the wrong information as a result. Anyway, give it a read and let us know what you think:
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