Monday, May 09, 2005

Your Identity, Open to All

This Wired News article features a frightening interview with the owners of a privacy-threatening search engine Zaba Search [I'm not going to encourage its use by providing a link]. Zaba Search allows users to uncover an individual's personal information - including date of birth, past & present addresses, phone numbers, and links to credit and criminal history re-sellers. The founders see no problem with this:
But the founders of ZabaSearch maintain they're not villains, and that their service is a step toward data democratization. If your information is already out there, the logic goes, at least now you'll know about it.
It gets worse - check out the whole interview.

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