Thoroughly Invade Someone’s Privacy With 123people

Thoroughly Invade Someone’s Privacy With 123people
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People search engine 123people.com aggregates search results from several different sources online — and off. Simply enter a person’s name, and 123people will display search results from social networks, telephone listings, web pages, Wikipedia and the like. A quick search on my likely new representative in city government, David Chiu, turned up some good candidates for his home address and phone number, and certainly found plenty of photos on Flickr and web sites and articles related to his recent campaign (as well as plenty of information about David Chiu, competitive poker player and others). Potentially creepy? Yes. Potentially useful? Also yes. (It didn’t do half as well for non-US searches like the Lifehacker AU editor, it should be noted.)

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