Privacy Protection: Opt-Out of the Sites that Share Your Private Details

Privacy Protection: How does this loss of privacy hurt you?  It can hurt you in several ways.

Privacy Protection

Privacy Protection: Opt-Out of the Sites that Share Your Private Details

Now there are websites that share your personal information.  Some of these sites sell this information through subscriptions.

How does this loss of privacy hurt you?  It can hurt you in several ways.

Employers seeking information on your background can use the sites to find you.  They can also use these sites to learn more about your family and your financial situation.

Lifehacker staff writer Patrick Allen has a list of steps to help you control what information these sites share and info on how to opt-out of these search engine sites.  He provides the specific links you need to opt-out.

Source: How to Opt Out of the Most Popular People Search Sites

Many of us use social media to help people find us.  Websites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter helps us connect with people who are important in our lives.  LinkedIn helps us connect with people who are important to our careers.

On these social media sites, you decide what information you want to put on the site to share.

However, these search engines sites share whatever information they have.  Without opting out, your information is out there for anyone to see.