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How does mylife know who is searching for me?

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how does mylife know?

How does mylife know who is searching for me?

Fortunately, the truth is Mylife does not know who is searching for you. The only way for them to know is if MyLife.com user who is actively signed is being looked for. MyLife is in the business of reselling user data including search-history of their own users. If you do use mylife, it is important to realize that their information is not accurate.

Mylife has been at the center of multiple lawsuits for deceptive sales tactics including but not limited to:

  • Falsely advertising that hundreds of millions of people have criminal records
  • Selling the search histories of their own user base
  • Seeding profiles with negative reputation scores based off merit-less information
  • Allowing anonymous users to post negative and damaging reviews
  • Making it difficult for users to remove these slanderous bodies of text without paying a monthly subscription fee.

Extortion, which is not limited to the taking of property, involves the verbal or written instillation of fear that something will happen to the victim if they do not comply with the extortionist’s will. Mylife is clearly a mass-extortion scheme targeting nearly every man, woman, and child in the United States with the thin veil of a social network. While some people do find the personal contact information of long-lost relatives and friends using MyLife; it is a fact that a very large percentage of their sales come from what is essentially online stalking.

In 2011, there was a popular news story about how My Life claimed it could tell if someone was searching for you and that you could find out for $7.95. Users were shocked when the company actually charged $100 or more and provided literally no information. The lawsuit was filed by California district judge Claudia Wilken who was not pleased with My Life’s action. Jeffrey Tinsley CEO of MyLife stated that he believed that lawsuit was completely without merit.

In the end, MyLife was forced to change its business practices. However, Jeffrey Tinsley has resorted to the same tricks and gimmicks of not only going back on his word and trying the same stunts over and over again with My Life’s unknowing users. My Life now advertises criminal record reports for hundreds of millions of users who have never been in legal trouble whatsoever.

MyLife reported that it had over 60 million active users in 2011. Today, there are pre-generated profiles for over 277,000,000 individuals who gave no consent to the company. Also, nearly every profile contains inaccurate and reputation damaging information. What’s worse is the company propagates these fake profiles into the form of an optimized sitemap which falsely marks each profile as updated on a daily basis all just to keep your information on the front page of google whenever a prospective friend or employer decides to look you up.

So what are you supposed to do about companies like MyLife?

It can sometimes be very difficult to find prosecutors willing to enforce the rules on big websites that aren’t inside their jurisdictions. There are direct legal actions you can take to have your information remove from people finder sites. MyLife will generally comply with cease and desist letters so long as you confirm your identity with their technical support team. They do not provide any streamlined system for doing this and it is very common for them to bounce you around between call-centers with frequent hangups and then ask you to give them money each month in order to hide or modify your profile.

Is online dating safe? 7 Tips for Online Dating


In today’s modern age, online dating has gained great popularity. There are so many dating websites and apps and it has become very common for people to meet their significant others online. Right now 40% of Americans are utilizing online dating and their ages range from young to old. What was once considered slightly taboo has now become mainstream. Even though online dating has risen in popularity, you may still wonder if it is safe.

Is online dating safe? 7 Tips for Online Dating

  1. Use a credible website. According to Forbes, there are almost 8,000 dating sites in the world. The United States alone has 2,500 dating sites and every year 1,000 dating sites are launched. Also, fraud is on the rise in the US. Sticking with the larger, more reputable websites like Bumble, Tinder, and Match.com can be beneficial. Many of these sites require a memberships fee so choose carefully.
  2. Meet in a public place. Even if you have been talking with a person who feels trustworthy, this is an important safety precaution. Continue to meet in public places until you are comfortable with the person. After that you can think about meeting one-on-one.
  3. Keep your contact info private. It is always good to err on the side of caution. I try to avoid including my full or last name on profiles. I also never give my full name until after a few dates. Don’t use Facebook or Instagram photos in your profile. It is likely that a potential date will google your name and may find your work address on linkedin or location on instagram. Never post details such as your address, phone number, and personal email address on your profile. Additionally, set your settings to the maximum security levels on your social media platforms. Finally, do not allow an app to post your location.
  4. Investigate potential dates. It is important to verify that people are who they say they are. Google their name and look up their social media to gain a little insight into who the person is. If you find anything sketchy it is not too late to bail. Think of this step as research rather than stalking.
  5. Use the buddy system before and after dates. Tell at least one person where you are going, who you are going with, and what time you plan on going home.
  6. Take public transportation or drive yourself to and from your dates. Always drive yourself to and from dates because it can be risky to rely on someone you met online for a ride.
  7. Trust your gut. It is so common for people to embellish who they are. If something seems too good to be true it probably is. And if something feels off then it probably is. Trust your gut and do not be afraid to cut off contact with someone at any point.

While connecting virtually has its risks, it can be a convenient way to meet someone in a low pressure setting. Make sure apply these tips and stay safe.

How to remove my information from Whitepages?

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Whitepages.com is a website that aggregates personal information on individuals. With the surge of personal data and identity theft, it is imperative that individuals learn how to remove their information from Whitepages.

(If you are looking for a better way to find out what someone is up to we recommend reading this article before investing in gimmicks. https://inspirationdaily.news/best-ways-to-catch-a-cheater-in-2019/)

The white pages makes your personal information to the public. This includes your name, contact information, address, age, current and past residences among other information. The premium version gives access to much more information including: mobile numbers, criminal and bankruptcy records.

There are many people who are not aware that their personal information is on Whitepages. However, it is important to note that the company is not doing anything illegal as it builds an informational database. There are quite a number of people who have wasted their time and money suing the site for publishing personal information. Instead, they could have simply opted out by learning how to remove personal information from Whitepages.

How did Whitepages get your personal information?

Whitepages has invested in current technology and is constantly scouring the web in search of new information to be added to its database. The common source of personal information is phone companies. They also have other sources of information such as broadly indexed information on the web, social media platforms, and other third parties. These companies have huge databases with information on consumers. This means they can easily get your:

• Physical and mailing address

• Cellphone and landline number

• Business details

• Legal history

• Email address

• Name

• Age

Before you embark on removing your information from the Whitepages, it is critical that you understand the information that you can remove and that which you cannot. If you want to remove details such as your legal and financial history you need to use the premium method. However, free to remove information includes:

• Phone number

• Address

• Name

• Age

What is the process of removing your information from white pages?

1. You need to go to the Whitepages website by entering https://www.whitepages.com/ on your web browser.

2. Enter your personal details. Type in your official names and your ZIP code or you use your city and state.

3. Click on the search icon at the right of the search box. This will bring up all the personal information.

4. Click on view details to see how much of your private information is available to the public.

5. Copy the URL of your profile located at the top of the webpage.

6. Go to whitepages opt-out page. Paste the URL of your profile and click-on the Opt-Out button.

7. You will then be directed to a page where you need to confirm that that is indeed your profile and not someone else’s. You can the click on the Remove Me button.

8. You are then prompted to choose a reason why you want to remove your information from Whitepages. After selecting you just submit.

9. Verify your identity. To have your information removed from the Whitepages you have to verify your identity. You do this by typing your phone number in the text box. If you are not comfortable using your phone number you have the option of using Google Voice.

10. Click on the call now to verify button. This transfers you to the verification code page. You will then receive a call where you will be asked to provide the verification code.

11. Most of your information should be removed immediately, and you will get a success notification. However, in some cases, you may wait up to 48 hours to have all your information removed. It is also not rare for search engines such as Google to show snippets of your information for up to two weeks.

Is Bumble better than Tinder?

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bumble is better than tinder

Is Bumble better than Tinder? Whether or not Bumble is better than Tinder is a subjective opinion. It is my personal belief that Bumble is better because it is much is harder to tinker with the backend than it is with Tinder. What I mean, is that Tinder is easy for people to automate with BOTS (software pretending to be a person), while Bumble employs a dual-application layer encryption scheme that only one company (buzzhumble), has been able to exploit thus far.

I was at a crypto-hackathon in 2017 and one of the prize-winners who was an undergraduate security research who called himself Zào. He told me that based off of scraped data from the Tinder API, if you assume that between 5% and 10% of its users are fake or inactive, then Bumble actually has more real-life users.

Bumble has a key difference in functionality. Women must initiate the conversation. This cuts down on “hey, what’s up, yo, wanna see my thing”, type conversations.

I like Bumble because I don’t ever have to worry about creeps who I don’t match with reporting me. If I swipe right on literally ANYONE on Tinder I get an instant match and my phone blows up with d-slinger notifications.

Bumble is classy, secure, and in my opinion, a better company to deal with. Tinder was started by the Match group who has an insidious advertisement methodology. Zao also postulated that 20% of bumbles 1-star reviews on the app market are fake as they seem to be programmatically generated. I wonder who did that?

So in short, the dating app market is dark, and it’s fierce. I prefer a dating app that doesn’t inundate me with unsolicited crap.

We believe Bumble is better than Tinder.

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