Making you an internet ninja.

It is suprisingly easy to find information about a target on the internet. You could be this target! Every piece of information about you is valuable, especially to people who want it. If you aren’t careful these people can just snatch it up and be you for whatever terrible deeds they want to commit. Thankfully, the good people at squidoo are here to help.

This website http://www.squidoo.com/personalInformation has a whole lot of ways to make you an invisible internet lurker. Some questions they answer are:

-How to Remove Your Name and Information from Google Search Engine Results

-How My Personal Information is Exposed

-How to Remove Information from State and City Records

And other means of information removal. Follow the advice they give because someday you could be the target of an attacker and you won’t know until it is too late!

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4 thoughts on “Making you an internet ninja.

  1. This is a really cool idea and I think more companies should offer this. To be honest, I’m surprised a major company (like Google) hasn’t created something like this. Companies should know that people will put information online without thinking of the consequences until they realize they are the top 20 hits when they enter their name into a search engine. Google should offer some sort of option for people to verify who they are and allow that person to remove their “hits” from Google.

  2. I followed your link to squidoo and read about removing yourself from the people search websites. The problem I see with that is having to give them real information (a scanned copy of your driver’s license, or name, address, and DOB) for them to remove you. That just doesn’t sit well with me. They shouldn’t have my information in the first place.

  3. It might be easy for us (average) people to remove this information from the internet, but what about celebrities? I wonder how many of them have encountered problems with identity theft and stuff like that. It might be a little hard for a criminal to steal a celebrity’s identity because almost everyone will recognize a celebrity’s name and face. But, since they’re famous, they’re all over the internet.

  4. Wow, I was looking at the information removal services at the bottom of the link you posted. Nearly $1000 dollars to remove your information from the first page of google results, and $4000 to remove everything from the first 3 pages of results. I’d like to meet the people (companies excluded) who are willing to pay that to have themselves erased from the internet.

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