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Apr 14

Security Alert: Heartbleed Safety Tips

by Vanessa • April 14, 2014

The recent Heartbleed bug has caused quite a stir, and with good reason.  One of the basic foundations of secure Internet use over the last two decades has been the ability to send and receive sensitive data by using encryption in the form of the “Secure Sockets Layer”, or SSL, which is the HTTPS:\\ that […]

Posted in News Flash, Tech Watch

Jun 26

Getting Local with INNOVATE PASADENA

by Ray • June 26, 2013

At Spokeo, a leading people search platform, we are focused on two things: making sure our product delivers on our promise to help people reconnect and participating as an active citizen in our community. Being active in our community means sometimes we’re helping kids in our area learn to code and other times it means […]

Posted in News Flash, Newsroom, Tech Watch

Apr 17

Spokeo to Host FREE Coding for Kids Workshop

by Vanessa • April 17, 2013

The recent “Educate to Innovate” call from the White House has prompted the nation to improve the participation and performance of America’s students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Spokeo boasts a team of extremely talented STEM professionals doing what we can to promote the next fleet of engineers. Remember our engineer themed toy-drive? […]

Posted in Inside Spokeo, News Flash, Tech Watch

Feb 08

Keep Track of Celeb Whereabout​s With Spokeo’s ‘Recently Spotted’ Feature!

by Patrick • February 8, 2012

  You may have noticed that we’ve been blogging a lot about our huge, new Famous Person search feature, which allows you to search the name of any famous person, living or dead, and quickly get tons of information (bio/timeline, news, photos, videos etc.). It’s an exciting addition to our people search site, and we’ve […]

Posted in People Search, Tech Watch

Jan 27

Life Story: Spokeo’s Famous Person Timeline

by Patrick • January 27, 2012

By now you may have heard that Facebook will be switching all profiles over to their “Timeline” view in the coming weeks. It’s a big change, and, like every other big change on Facebook, one that’s guaranteed to draw the ire of tons of users (until they get used to the feature and forget about […]

Posted in People Search, Tech Watch

Jan 20

Are You Stuck in an Internet Echo Chamber?

by Patrick • January 20, 2012

Have you ever logged-in to Amazon.com and looked through a list of recommendations? “A Savage Garden CD…Pleather Moon Boots…a DVD copy of Leprechaun: In The Hood (starring Ice-T)!? It’s like they know me! Well, that’s because they do know you to some extent; websites like Amazon or Facebook create algorithms based on user-preferences and behavior […]

Posted in People Search, Tech Watch

Dec 30

2011 Year in Review

by Patrick • December 30, 2011

Happy New Years, everybody! I hope you all are having a joyful holiday season. We here at Spokeo are enjoying the holidays, as well as taking a look back at a wonderful year. 2011 was certainly the most eventful year in Spokeo history, with redesigns, tweaks, improvements and fun new features galore. Let us count […]

Posted in Inside Spokeo, People Search, Tech Watch

Dec 14

Introducing Spokeo Famous People Search!

by Patrick • December 14, 2011

Spokeo is the leader in cutting-edge people search technology. It’s no exagerration to say that our name search, reverse email search, reverse phone search and username search capabilities help millions of people every day, by locating and connecting friends, family and acquaintances online and off. While we all have someone we’re looking for, research shows […]

Posted in News Flash, People Search, Tech Watch

Oct 26

Visualizing Connections

by Patrick • October 26, 2011

In a time of rapid change and exponential technological growth, it’s always good to take a step back and look at some pretty graphs and pie charts (mmm….pie charts). Nobody does pretty graphs and charts better than FlowingData, a great “data visualization” blog that specializes in unique and interesting infographics. We here at Spokeo People […]

Posted in People Search, Tech Watch

Sep 22

Facebook Photos By the Numbers

by Patrick • September 22, 2011

The geniuses over at The Onion had a video a while back about a fire breaking out at a dorm party; during their investigation, the police are quickly able to establish the cause of the fire by examining the thousands of photos uploaded to Facebook by the party-goers, photos that have recorded every second of […]

Posted in People Search, Tech Watch