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Privacy Unplugged

Nov 01

Thoughts Following the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Privacy Academy

by Emanuel Pleitez • November 1, 2012

Spokeo’s Chief Privacy Officer, Angela Saverice-Rohan, and I recently attended the Privacy Academy organized by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) in San Jose, California. While I enjoyed discussing privacy with experts from around the world, I think it is even more important for conference attendees to return to their companies and share their takeaways with their […]

Posted in Privacy Unplugged, The Spokeo Perspective

May 09

Stay Informed: Senate Hearing on Privacy Protections

by Vanessa • May 9, 2012

Today at 2:30 p.m. Eastern, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation will hold a hearing to examine the recent privacy reports that were released by the Obama Administration and the FTC. Witnesses on the panel include FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz, FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen and Department of Commerce General Counsel Cameron Kerry. Tune […]

Posted in News Flash, Privacy Unplugged

Mar 08

Take the Time to Understand Your Online Footprint With Spokeo

by Patrick • March 8, 2012

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about “what you can and can’t do with Spokeo.” If you didn’t get a chance read it, here’s the key quote: “[While we at Spokeo] pride ourselves on providing the public with a powerful tool to reconnect old friends and classmates, find lost family members, expose fraudsters […]

Posted in Privacy Unplugged, The Spokeo Perspective

May 05

Spokeo Listing Removal – We’ve Got You Covered

by Katie • May 5, 2011

As you know, Spokeo is a people search engine that pulls public information from online and offline sources and compiles it into an organized listing. Spokeo can be used to reconnect with friends and family, manage your online reputation, and more! Of course, we recognize that some users may prefer not to have public information […]

Posted in Inside Spokeo, People Search, Privacy Unplugged

Feb 18

Take a Deep Breath: Spokeo is NOT a Scam

by Patrick • February 18, 2011

I recently heard someone use this cliché: "The news spread like wildfire." Wildfire moves quickly, no doubt (as us Californians are all-too-aware), but have you seen the way a viral video spreads? Someone uploads a video of some girl at the mall who is too busy texting to notice she’s about to fall into a […]

Posted in Hype and Myths, Inside Spokeo, People Search, Privacy Unplugged

Jan 10

Spokeo Privacy – Get the Scoop from the Source

by Katie • January 10, 2011

As mentioned in our previous blog, Spokeo has been a sizzling hot news topic recently. I’m sure you’ve all seen the warning messages about Spokeo that you’re supposed to repost to your friends on your Facebook and Twitter accounts, or heard about Spokeo from your local news stations. To help clear up any confusion and […]

Posted in Hype and Myths, People Search, Privacy Unplugged, The Spokeo Perspective

Jul 22

Privacy Unplugged

by Lynn • July 22, 2010

Preface Spokeo’s privacy practices have been a sizzling hot topic of late. The rumors and conjecture surrounding our most recent product seem to have proliferated like wildfire, pervading the blog circuit and media in surprising ways. To help clear up the confusion and dispel some of the more baffling myths, we would like to spotlight […]

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