Firebug add-on Settings Keyboard shortcuts Availability It is available as a stand-alone Firefox extension, stand-alone Google Chrome extension or as a Firebug add-on. Digital Identity, Privacy, and the Internet's Missing Identity Layer. If you are interested in social networks, don't miss the slick video about Max Schrems’ David and Goliath struggle with Facebook over the way they are treating his personal information. Click on the red “CC” in the lower right-hand corner to see the English subtitles. Max is a 24 year old law student from Vienna with a flair for the interview and plenty of smarts about both technology and legal issues. In Europe there is a requirement that entities with data about individuals make it available to them if they request it.
That's how Max ended up with a personalized CD from Facebook that he printed out on a stack of paper more than a thousand pages thick (see image below). The logical next step was a series of 22 lucid and well-reasoned complaints that he submitted to the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (Facebook states that European users have a relationship with the Irish Facebook subsidiary). If that seems to be enough, it's not all. Dear Mr. What a spotlight. Online Reputation Management Leader.
12 tips for managing your information footprint. When it comes to managing personal information online, most people are their own worst enemies. Many of us fail to adequately protect our personal data before it gets online, but once information makes its way to the Internet, it can be quickly replicated and is often difficult, if not impossible, to remove. For example, in four weeks of on-and-off reporting and online searches using publicly available online records and tools, I was able to find my current and past addresses and phone numbers, date of birth, Social Security number, employment history, identifying photographs, a digital image of my signature and much more. See "What the Web knows about you" for all the gory details. You can take an active role in managing data about you, whether it resides in marketing lists, government databases, telephone directories or credit reports. Here are some tips. 1. How much do you want to disclose about your employment history, likes and dislikes, and where you are at any given time?
2. 3. 4. Best Way To Clear Your Name Online. Tynan on Tech » Your Online Reputation is Toast. Have you Googled yourself lately? You may not like what you find. (A version of this story originally appeared in the November 2007 issue of US Airways Magazine.) by Dan Tynan They used to call it Ego Surfing. This was back when search engines were more of an interesting curiosity and not The Future of All Commerce. It’s no longer who you are that matters, it’s who the search engines think you are. Roughly one out of three searches performed on the Internet are for a person. When Spock profiles you, its software bot automatically adds ‘tags’ – words or phrases that describe you. But when the bot makes a mistake, bad things can happen.
Of course, when it comes to online reputations, Spock and ZoomInfo are fleas on the back of a 10,000-pound gorilla named Google. “Google is no longer just a search engine; it’s a reputation engine,” says Chris Dellarocas, a business professor at the University of Maryland who studies how online reputations are formed. Google yourself, early and often. Security Fix - The Threat of Reputation-Based Attacks.
CastleCops.com is accustomed to being attacked by online crooks: The volunteer-led cybercrime-fighting group has endured nearly a month long siege by thousands of criminally-controlled PCs aimed at crippling its Web site. So when the latest attack failed to prevent legitimate users from visiting the site, the bad guys unveiled an unlikely secret weapon: bogus donations. The unauthorized contributions all came in via PayPal, the online payment service owned by eBay. Some were sent via PayPal accounts that attackers had hijacked in phishing scams; others were submitted through PayPal's e-check option using compromised checking account numbers.
A few donations were for as little as $1, while other fake donations ranged as high as $2,800. To the victims of the stolen PayPal accounts, it looks as if CastleCops is the one stealing their money, when in reality, it's the attackers. CastleCops is working with PayPal and the FBI to try to stem the fraudulent donations. What the Web knows about you. January 27, 2009 12:01 PM ET Computerworld - She had me at hello ... or just about. Our conversation had barely started when privacy activist Betty Ostergren interrupted me to say that she had found my full name, address, Social Security number and a digital image of my signature on the Web. I had set out to discover just how much information I could find about myself online, and Ostergren, who runs the Virginia Watchdog Web site, was my very first call. If this was what could be uncovered in just a few minutes, what else would I find? Quite a bit, as it turns out. What information is available about you in cyberspace?
Starting with the information Ostergren had turned up about me, I spent a few weeks combing through more than two dozen public and private resources on the Web and visiting many other Web sites to build a dossier on myself. Having a common name like Robert Mitchell -- or a famous one like Bill Gates -- makes the job a lot harder. Source: Government records Name: Robert L. Do A Total Background Check On Yourself. Reminder: The Embarrassing Naked Photos On A Stolen Laptop May Not Belong To The Thief. Mug-Shot Industry Will Dig Up Your Past, Charge You to Bury It Again | Threat Level. Ex-con Rob Wiggen gets hate mail daily for running a website that hosts 4 million mug shots. Photo by James Branaman/Wired.com Philip Cabibi, a 31-year-old applications administrator in Utah, sat at his computer one recent Sunday evening and performed one of the compulsive rituals of the Internet Age: the ego search.
He typed his name into Google to take a quick survey of how the internet sees him, like a glance in the mirror. There were two LinkedIn hits, three White Pages listings, a post he made last year to a Meetup forum for Italian-Americans in the Salt Lake City area. Then, coming in 10th place — barely crawling onto the first page of search results — was a disturbing item. “Philip Cabibi Mugshot,” read the title. When he clicked through, Cabibi was greeted with his mug shot and booking information from his 2007 drunk-driving arrest in Florida. Cabibi paid RemoveSlander $399 by credit card, and within a day, the site had come through. “The RemoveSlander site was perfect. See Also: Manage Your Online Reputation.