TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Is it Net Assistance ... or Cyberstalking?

Is it Net Assistance ... or Cyberstalking?

Monty Solomon (
Mon, 21 Mar 2005 21:37:30 -0500

By Associated Press | March 21, 2005

A Cambridge start-up is offering a service it says gives a measure of
control over the personal data the Internet disgorges, giving new
meaning to a practice commonly termed 'ego surfing' or 'Googling

The practice of typing your name into an Internet search engine and
seeing what pops up is now common, but the results can be
unpredictable. The Internet holds surprising amounts of personal
information, and some of it may be outdated, inaccurate, or

ZoomInfo's computers have compiled individual Web profiles of 25
million people, summarizing what the Web publicly says about each
person. The service, launched today, allows Web surfers to search for
their profile, then change it for free.

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