Share
VIDEOS 1 TO 50
Kim Komando looks at the spokeo.com Web site
Kim Komando looks at the spokeo.com Web site
Published: 2010/04/16
Channel: The Kim Komando Show
How to get your PERSONAL information OFF SPOKEO
How to get your PERSONAL information OFF SPOKEO
Published: 2011/01/02
Channel: Laser Beem of Truth
Spokeo: 5 Fast Facts
Spokeo: 5 Fast Facts
Published: 2017/06/06
Channel: Ezvid Wiki
Day 19! Beware of Spokeo
Day 19! Beware of Spokeo
Published: 2010/04/14
Channel: TaraDaily
spokeo.com review
spokeo.com review
Published: 2011/01/26
Channel: fasterfind
Spokeo.Com Exposes Private Information
Spokeo.Com Exposes Private Information
Published: 2011/01/16
Channel: KITV
How To Get The Most Out of Your Spokeo Subscription
How To Get The Most Out of Your Spokeo Subscription
Published: 2016/07/07
Channel: spokeo
4 Best Sites To Find Public Records
4 Best Sites To Find Public Records
Published: 2016/06/14
Channel: Ezvid Wiki
How to Remove Yourself from Spokeo
How to Remove Yourself from Spokeo
Published: 2014/06/30
Channel: Isaac Thiel
Reverse Phone Lookup from Spokeo
Reverse Phone Lookup from Spokeo
Published: 2016/11/01
Channel: Vikram On Love Sex & Relationships
Spokeo.com exposes personal information
Spokeo.com exposes personal information
Published: 2012/02/07
Channel: News 5 Cleveland
Spokeo is Spookeo | One of the Maverick Prospecting Secrets | Spokeo
Spokeo is Spookeo | One of the Maverick Prospecting Secrets | Spokeo
Published: 2012/02/14
Channel: Brian Burns
How to use Spokeo with seller leads
How to use Spokeo with seller leads
Published: 2013/04/28
Channel: Shawn Lynam
SPOKEO IS A  ABOMINATION , A DANGEROUS WEBSITE
SPOKEO IS A ABOMINATION , A DANGEROUS WEBSITE
Published: 2012/12/02
Channel: WHITETIGERSFAMILY
SPOKEO SEARCH BY EMAIL | live video of Spokeo people search by email
SPOKEO SEARCH BY EMAIL | live video of Spokeo people search by email
Published: 2012/07/15
Channel: Henry Abbott
Spokeo: Where personal information comes from and who may be using it
Spokeo: Where personal information comes from and who may be using it
Published: 2011/01/18
Channel: KY3 News
How to Delete Your Personal Information from Spokeo.com - Internet Privacy
How to Delete Your Personal Information from Spokeo.com - Internet Privacy
Published: 2015/06/22
Channel: PrivacyDuck.com
Spokeo.com
Spokeo.com
Published: 2016/09/11
Channel: David Noreña
Spokeo Opt Out - How to Securely Opt Out of Spokeo
Spokeo Opt Out - How to Securely Opt Out of Spokeo
Published: 2011/01/21
Channel: FunnyStatusUpdate
Spokeo Lawsuit Highlights Challenge Of Protecting Privacy In Digital Age | Los Angeles Times
Spokeo Lawsuit Highlights Challenge Of Protecting Privacy In Digital Age | Los Angeles Times
Published: 2017/08/30
Channel: Los Angeles Times
Spokeo: The Beginning
Spokeo: The Beginning
Published: 2012/06/14
Channel: spokeo
Injury & Article III (Spokeo/Search Engine Case)
Injury & Article III (Spokeo/Search Engine Case)
Published: 2015/10/21
Channel: The Federalist Society
Step 3  How to find seller
Step 3 How to find seller's information: Walkthrough of our Spokeo software program
Published: 2016/12/04
Channel: Liz Bay Property Finder's Network
Tech Scenes Harrison Tang of Spokeo - The Great Opportunity in Pasadena
Tech Scenes Harrison Tang of Spokeo - The Great Opportunity in Pasadena
Published: 2017/11/16
Channel: Collective Genius
Sample 12 Searching contact info from Spokeo
Sample 12 Searching contact info from Spokeo
Published: 2014/01/10
Channel: Patrick Ormiston
Opting Out of Spokeo
Opting Out of Spokeo
Published: 2010/04/06
Channel: Sileo Inc
Spokeo Opt Out Of Public Record Database Remove Your Information - Spencer Coffman
Spokeo Opt Out Of Public Record Database Remove Your Information - Spencer Coffman
Published: 2017/05/03
Channel: Spencer Coffman
Helpful Or Harmful? Spokeo.com Lists Personal Data
Helpful Or Harmful? Spokeo.com Lists Personal Data
Published: 2011/01/18
Channel: WDSU News
The BEST - The INCREDIBLE SPEAKO13 - INSANE TRICKS. INDIRECT HIGHLIGHTS - Miniclip 8 BallPool -1080p
The BEST - The INCREDIBLE SPEAKO13 - INSANE TRICKS. INDIRECT HIGHLIGHTS - Miniclip 8 BallPool -1080p
Published: 2017/01/22
Channel: Hatty xD
Spokeo Reunions: Linda
Spokeo Reunions: Linda's Story
Published: 2015/03/03
Channel: spokeo
What is Spokeo?
What is Spokeo?
Published: 2016/07/07
Channel: i-Sight: Investigative Case Management Software
حذف كل المعلومات الخاصة من موقع Spokeo
حذف كل المعلومات الخاصة من موقع Spokeo
Published: 2012/05/30
Channel: مدونة هاكــر3 التقنية
Spokeo.com
Spokeo.com
Published: 2010/12/04
Channel: cmberriTV
Spokeo Explainer Video "Dating Gurl"
Spokeo Explainer Video "Dating Gurl"
Published: 2015/04/21
Channel: breadnbeyond
Spokeo Announces the 2014 Spokeo Search Angel Award Winners
Spokeo Announces the 2014 Spokeo Search Angel Award Winners
Published: 2014/05/02
Channel: spokeo
How to delete your Spokeo profile, a privacy tip.
How to delete your Spokeo profile, a privacy tip.
Published: 2011/01/03
Channel: Joe Hackman
Spokeo Supercharges Web Performance with Amazon EFS, Reducing Costs and Saving Time
Spokeo Supercharges Web Performance with Amazon EFS, Reducing Costs and Saving Time
Published: 2017/04/06
Channel: Amazon Web Services
Go to Spokeo.com and Remove Your Listing
Go to Spokeo.com and Remove Your Listing
Published: 2010/12/31
Channel: RantingRamsay
What the Heck is Spokeo.com?
What the Heck is Spokeo.com?
Published: 2011/01/13
Channel: Ryan Charles
AWS re:Invent 2016: Case Study: Spokeo Improved Web Application Response Times with EFS (STG206)
AWS re:Invent 2016: Case Study: Spokeo Improved Web Application Response Times with EFS (STG206)
Published: 2016/12/03
Channel: Amazon Web Services
Video Of Spokeo The People Search
Video Of Spokeo The People Search
Published: 2011/09/11
Channel: aja long
How to Cancel Spokeo: A Quick Guide
How to Cancel Spokeo: A Quick Guide
Published: 2017/11/03
Channel: HowToCancel
How To Find Buyer Information Using Spokeo
How To Find Buyer Information Using Spokeo
Published: 2014/04/30
Channel: ginger5987
What is Spokeo? with Harrison Tang CEO and Founder
What is Spokeo? with Harrison Tang CEO and Founder
Published: 2017/11/18
Channel: Collective Genius
REMOVE your info from Spokeo.com NOW!
REMOVE your info from Spokeo.com NOW!
Published: 2011/08/27
Channel: MuggerBaby
TRICKSHOT SHOW | DEEPAK 8BP | 100K SUBS | MINICLIP 8 BALL POOL
TRICKSHOT SHOW | DEEPAK 8BP | 100K SUBS | MINICLIP 8 BALL POOL
Published: 2017/09/20
Channel: Speako13
11-56843 Thomas Robins v. Spokeo, Inc.
11-56843 Thomas Robins v. Spokeo, Inc.
Published: 2016/12/14
Channel: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
SPOKEO and the Privacy that they are STEALING right under our noses!
SPOKEO and the Privacy that they are STEALING right under our noses!
Published: 2011/01/13
Channel: Brent Sanchez
Spokeo Sample Search
Spokeo Sample Search
Published: 2011/02/12
Channel: ihidename
Reverse Email Search from Spokeo
Reverse Email Search from Spokeo
Published: 2016/11/01
Channel: Vikram On Love Sex & Relationships
NEXT
GO TO RESULTS [51 .. 100]

WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Spokeo
Spokeo Logo.jpg
Type of business Private company
Type of site
People Search Engine
Available in English
Founded Mountain View, California, USA (2006)
Headquarters Pasadena, California, USA
Founder(s) Mike Daly, Harrison Tang, Ray Chen, and Eric Liang[1]
Key people Harrison Tang (CEO)
Industry Software
Products Spokeo
Revenue $57 million (2014)
Website spokeo.com
Alexa rank Negative increase 2,674 (September 2015)[2]
Registration Subscription required for most uses
Users 18 million (2015)
Launched November 5, 2006

Spokeo is a people search website that aggregates data from online and offline sources.[3]

History[edit]

Spokeo was founded in 2006 by four graduates from Stanford University—Mike Daly, Harrison Tang, Ray Chen, and Eric Liang.[4] The original idea of aggregating social media results came from Tang,. The four founders developed the idea in early 2006, using Tang's parent's basement.[5] In November 2006 the site officially launched, after attracting an initial round of angel investment in the "low hundreds of thousands" according to co-founder Ray Chen.[4][6]

The site has evolved to become an information-gathering website that offers various options for finding information about people. It purports to know, among other things, one's income, religion, spouse's name, credit status, the number of people in the household, a satellite shot of the house and its estimated value.[7] The company's revenues for 2014 were $57 million,[8] and as of 2015, the site had 18 million users.[9]

Technology[edit]

Spokeo utilizes deep web crawlers to aggregate data.[10] Searches can be made for a name, email, phone number, username or address. The site allows users to remove information about themselves through an "opt-out" process.[11] The firm aggregates information from public records and does not do original research into personal data. It aggregates marketing data approximations into the data it finds from social media and online registry sites.[12][13] The company gives users access to 12 billion public records.[14]

Privacy complaints and legal troubles[edit]

Larry Ponemon has raised concerns about the general practice of gathering personal data and the potential for identity theft.[7] When Spokeo released version 4 of its website, KGPE-TV aired a piece on Spokeo outlining local law enforcement agencies' concerns that the site would enable cyberstalking. They reported that credit information was being included in some online profiles and that Spokeo had a feature that provided photos of private residences.[15] Search results on Spokeo offered to provide a "credit estimate" and "wealth level" information, as well as information about a target's mortgage value, estimated income, and investments. Spokeo CEO Harrison Tang has said that credit information is not actually available through Spokeo.[16]

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) fined Spokeo $800,000 for marketing information to human resource departments for employment screening without adhering to consumer protection provided by the FCRA—the first FTC fine involving personal data collected online and sold to potential employers.[17] Under the settlement, in addition to the $800,000 fine for Spokeo’s FCRA and FTC violations, the firm is required to submit compliance reports to the FTC for twenty years.[18]

A class action lawsuit was filed against Spokeo seeking injunctive relief and monetary damages for the alleged violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act,[19] and the lawsuit was initially dismissed for lack of standing.[20] The case was appealed and Spokeo lost. Spokeo appealed to the Supreme Court, which agreed to hear the case on April 27, 2015.[21] On May 16, 2016, the Supreme Court decided that concrete harm had not been established by the 9th Circuit Court, only particularized ("the requirement that an injury affect the plaintiff in a personal and individual way", "individualized rather than collective" - quotes from the brief) harm.[22] In the brief,[23] most of the judgement is based on law established in the Fair Credit Reporting Act of 1970. As to the concrete requirement from this act, it seems from the brief that the court based its analysis on the chain of evidence lacking as to whether a Robins's potential employer had used Spokeo to make the determination, and on the failure of the 9th Circuit Court to properly consider whether the risk created to Robins from the incorrect information was enough to satisfy the concreteness requirement. The case has been vacated at the Supreme Court and remanded to the 9th Circuit Court for further consideration.

Philanthropy[edit]

Spokeo has donated money to scholarship funds for US university students.[24] The company also runs Search Angels, which uses "volunteers who use Spokeo to help those touched by adoption, foster care and other family separations to find long-lost family members while also offering emotional support."[25]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spokeo Optimizes People Search For Your Smartphone". SoCalTech. September 13, 2013. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Spokeo.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2015-09-29. 
  3. ^ "Privacy Unplugged". July 22, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b David Lazarus (July 2, 2010). "Spokeo website gathers details on everyone, except its founder". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  5. ^ Noelle Johansen (February 2, 2011). "Spokeo and friends means privacy endangered". Utah Statesman. Retrieved October 9, 2013. 
  6. ^ Matt Marshall (November 29, 2006). "Spokeo — integrates MySpace, Facebook, Flickr and more". VentureBeat. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Brandon, John (January 19, 2011). "Spokeo A Growing Threat To Internet Privacy, Cyber Security Experts Warn". 
  8. ^ "Spokeo on the Forbes America's Most Promising Companies List". 
  9. ^ "Q&A with Spokeo founder Harrison Tang on funding a startup, challenges and secrets of success". 
  10. ^ JR Raphael (March 10, 2009). "People Search Engines: They Know Your Dark Secrets…And Tell Anyone". PC World. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  11. ^ Paresh Dave (August 14, 2013). "Redesigned Spokeo now focuses on reconnecting old pals". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  12. ^ Amar Toor (January 20, 2011). "Spokeo Publishes All of Your Personal Information in One Place. Here's How to (Temporarily) Protect Your Privacy". Switched.com. Retrieved October 9, 2013. 
  13. ^ Grant Gross (July 2, 2010). "Spokeo: CDT's Privacy Complaint 'unwarranted'". PC World. Retrieved October 9, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Spokeo unveils service to help curb fraud". 
  15. ^ "CBS47.tv – New Website Sparks Privacy Concerns". April 2010. Retrieved April 11, 2010. 
  16. ^ "WILX.com – What Does Spokeo Say About You?". April 7, 2010. Retrieved April 7, 2010. 
  17. ^ "FTC Issues First Internet Data Fine". Retrieved June 13, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Spokeo Agrees to $800,000 FTC Settlement". The National Law Review. Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2012-06-16. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  19. ^ Hachman, Mark (July 20, 2010). "Spokeo Suit Claims Site Offers Inaccurate Info". PC Magazine. Retrieved December 11, 2010. 
  20. ^ "Court Dismisses Class Action Against Spokeo for Lack of Standing -- Robins v. Spokeo". February 7, 2011. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Congress's power to permit lawsuits at issue". April 27, 2015. 
  22. ^ "Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins". 
  23. ^ https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/15pdf/13-1339_f2q3.pdf
  24. ^ "Former Grant student wins Spokeo scholarship". November 12, 2015. 
  25. ^ "Pasadena-based Spokeo emerges as a top people search engine". 

External links[edit]

Disclaimer

None of the audio/visual content is hosted on this site. All media is embedded from other sites such as GoogleVideo, Wikipedia, YouTube etc. Therefore, this site has no control over the copyright issues of the streaming media.

All issues concerning copyright violations should be aimed at the sites hosting the material. This site does not host any of the streaming media and the owner has not uploaded any of the material to the video hosting servers. Anyone can find the same content on Google Video or YouTube by themselves.

The owner of this site cannot know which documentaries are in public domain, which has been uploaded to e.g. YouTube by the owner and which has been uploaded without permission. The copyright owner must contact the source if he wants his material off the Internet completely.

Powered by YouTube
Wikipedia content is licensed under the GFDL and (CC) license