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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

Apr 19

Happy Birthday to Us: Spokeo’s 6th Anniversary!

by Patrick • April 19, 2012

Happy Birthday…to us! As I mentioned in a recent blog, Spokeo turned 6 this month. For the growing team, those of us who’ve been here since the beginning and the new additions, it’s an exciting milestone. There’s no doubt about it: we’ve come a long way in 6 years. Although it sounds cliché, Spokeo began […]

Posted in Inside Spokeo, News Flash, People Search, The Spokeo Perspective

Apr 06

Spokeo and Social Search: 6 Years On

by Patrick • April 6, 2012

  In honor of Spokeo celebrating its 6th birthday this month (yep – six whole years!), I thought I’d return to our roots and take a closer look at Spokeo’s pioneering social search feature. As we say on our Reverse Email Search page, Spokeo is an email search pioneer. When Harrison Tang and a couple […]

Posted in News Flash, People Search, Product Highlights & Updates, The Spokeo Perspective

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

Jun 22

Social Networking Makes You Popular!

by Patrick • June 22, 2011

So you’ve reached 500 friends on Facebook. Congratulations!  Too bad that having Facebook "friends" isn’t the same as having real friends, right? Wrong! At least according to a new study from the Pew Research Center. The D.C.-based think tank surveyed 2,225 US adults on their internet usage, social networking habits and social life, and found […]

Posted in People Search, The Spokeo Perspective

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

Jan 01

Happy New Year!

by Harrison • January 1, 2011

2011 is here, and we would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! 2010 has been a breakout year for Spokeo. In February 2010, we launched the groundbreaking Spokeo 4.0 with the new name search and reverse phone lookup technologies. In April and May 2010, we landed onto all the mainstream newspapers, magazines, TV […]

Posted in Inside Spokeo, The Spokeo Perspective

Dec 21

Ways to Use Spokeo During the Holidays

by Katie • December 21, 2010

The holidays are all about being giving, thankful, and most importantly, spending time with your loved ones. Do you have a family member, friend, or other loved one that you’ve lost touch with, or possibly never even met? Try using Spokeo to perform a people search on your special someone during this holiday season. Searching […]

Posted in People Search, The Spokeo Perspective

Dec 01

Jaron Lanier vs. Web 2.0 – An Alternative View on User-Generated Content

by Patrick • December 1, 2010

"Jaron Zepel Lanier (born May 3, 1960) pronounced /ˈdʒɛrɨn lɨˈnir/ is an American computer scientist, composer, visual artist, and author. He made an experimental film in the past, but does not consider himself a filmmaker. In the early 1980s he popularized the term "Virtual Reality" (VR) for a field in which he was a pioneer. […]

Posted in Inside Spokeo, People Search, Tech Watch, The Spokeo Perspective

Jul 19

The New Gestalt of Virtual Identity

by Harrison • July 19, 2010

Today a new reality is slowly emerging which could hardly be anticipated when Spokeo first began.  All of us – innovators and users alike – are slowly becoming aware that aggregating multiple public profiles and consolidating them into one seems to give birth to yet a whole new identity heretofore unrecognized. This is, in essence, […]

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