Just taking this moment to remind you all of how awesome we can be.
yooo everybody. my mom and i were goofing around and found this seriously FUCKED UP site. all your information, (phone number, nam, address even) is available for 2.99. like everything. please watch this video on how to remove it. (im not sure if it’s there for minors, but if you’ve ever owned/rented a house you’re definitely there. it’s worth checking it out to make sure.)
video on how to remove information. : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPFLagxnDsA
fucked up website: http://www.spokeo.com/
also, if you’ve lived in more than one place/state it has you multiple times, remove all of your profile things. (it had my mom 4 times, all over our state. even from when she lived in a house 9 years ago.)
SIGNAL BOOST THIS SHIT
YES THERE ARE MINORS ON HERE ALSO I JUST CHECKED ME AND IT HAS MY ~PERSONAL~ INFO ON THERE
This is very concerning. I just spent the last ten minutes removing my entire family (including my 14-year-old sister) from the site.
Cool Mom Tech has a guide on how to take your information off the site if for some reason you can’t watch the above video.
Just to inform everyone, it’s American only, but it’s real. I’ve found 3 of my friends already with this sight and the only reason I knew it was them was because I happen to have their address. PLEASE CONFIRM IF YOU ARE ON THIS SITE AND IF YOU ARE, REMOVE YOURSELF. NOW.
I’m screaming internally because I just searched up a handful of my friends who live in America.. and found every single one of them without fail. This is scary.
You should know this is NOTHING new at all. There are quite a few sites just like this one, which offer a fee for information such as addresses and phone numbers. They are actually very common.
They don’t have EVERYONE. Your info has to be out there, first. Being born isn’t enough. You need to be registered in the system somehow (home-owner, crime record, etc.).
I don’t like it, but it certainly isn’t uncommon (unfortunately).
*everybody on tumblr suddenly feels guilty for ignoring tumblrbot*
TUMBLRBOT BBG I’M SORRY FORGIVE ME
The 4 Gas Planets
But these are not THE gas planets. They are only OUR solar system’s four. There are plenty of others out there.
this is all they’d see
There is a cure! It’s called black tape. Or a sticky note. Seriously—it’s really nothing to be too scared of. It doesn’t take much to work around it.