Security

Safe Shepherd Protects Your Social Networks

We’ve written before about Safe Shepherd, the privacy protection service that scrubs your personal data from creepy people search engines. The service also now keeps tabs on your social networks including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram to make sure you’re not oversharing or letting sensitive information slip.

Safe Shepherd still makes sure your personal information is kept away from “people search” engines and data harvesting companies — the ones that inevitably sell your data to spammers, telemarketers, and anyone else willing to pay up for your name, address and phone number. If your data is found on one of those networks, it will notify you so you can have it removed.

Now, the service also makes sure that you’re not giving away that information for free when you post to social networks. It will send you alerts if it detects apps or posts on your public profiles that reveal too much about you, such where you live or work, or how to contact you.

Once Safe Shepherd builds a report on you, you can browse where it found the data, review your public posts, and make changes where you need to. The report is free, and you can type in your Twitter or Facebook username in the search box on the front page to see what it can find about you.

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