Nothing is sacred. Everything is public.
In a recent Newsweek article entitled "What The Internet Knows About You", an experiment was conducted using a company specializing in protecting your privacy.
This company was asked by the journalist to see how much information they could find on her using nothing but her name and email address (she has a very common name).
In 30 minutes they had her social security number. In 2 hours they knew where she lived, her body type, her hometown, and her health status. SCARY!
Read the NEWSWEEK ARTICLE for yourself.
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