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The Katrina PeopleFinder Project was set up in early September, 2005 in response to the dozens of groups collecting "lost and safe" lists for people affected by Hurricane Katrina.[1] It provided a virtual messaging center using skype as well as creating "a uniform standard for collecting, compiling, data-entering", and "searching information on people affected by Hurricane Katrina".[2]




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The drop-down People Finder on slu.edu will be replaced with a direct link to the people finder page. The ability to use People Finder will no longer be available at the top of every page. People Finder will still exist, but users will need to follow the new header link or go directly to the People Finder page to look up a SLU person.


One of the most frequent tasks on many intranets is finding people within the company. Providing an effective way to search people is thus a key goal in designing intranets. This goal becomes even more important for an organization like Emirates, a leading international airline, which has over 35,000 employees with over 140 nationalities and where more people are likely to use this feature more frequently.


Our intranet provides many applications that have a people finder feature to help staff find each other. The goal in using this feature varies depending on the application and situation. For example, people may want to find a staff to book a meeting or add them to a project team. Whatever the goal, a simple text input field and a Find button are enough to provide the sought-after results. But again and again I have heard complaints about not being able to effectively find colleagues using this feature.


How about considering participation from the one person who is best placed to be aware of the problem of findability: Tim C himself? Tim would probably know that people have trouble locating him. Let Tim populate the list of aliases so that others can use it to their advantage. False hits still are a problem, of course.


Interesting game Julius, thanks for the link. This is a wonderful idea to include as an advanced search feature. This will be especially useful for multicultural environments where people will have visually distinct characteristics.


The Chronodat People Finder add-in is intended to provide a fast and easy way to find, connect and collaborate with people in your organization employee directory. People Finder displays information about users in your organization in visually attractive manner, and allows you to find any user in just a few seconds.


People search websites (also called people finder sites) collect people's personal information and make it available online for free or for purchase. Anyone can search these sites for a name, address or phone number and request a detailed report with a laundry list of data you might not expect to be readily accessible. These include court records, previous roommates, a child's age and even social media handles.


It's not easy to keep all this information private because some comes from public records. However, it is possible to make your personal information harder to find by removing it from people search websites.


People search websites are a type of data brokerage business, meaning they collect and sell data. While other types of data brokers focus on gathering information and creating reports for marketing, identity verification or fraud detection purposes, people search sites make reports available directly to consumers.


There are many innocent reasons that you might want to use these sites. Perhaps you want to reconnect with an old friend or perform a background check before going on a first date. But people finder sites also make it easier for hackers and identity thieves to find and track victims.


You don't necessarily have a federal right to access or dispute the information on people search sites, but the sites are typically required to provide a way for users to opt out or request that their information be removed. If you want to keep your personal information personal, you may take steps to have it removed from these sites.


You may want to look for your information on some popular people search websites. Some of the most well-known include: BeenVerified, FamilyTreeNow, FastPeopleSearch, Instant Checkmate, Intelius, PeopleFinders, Spokeo, TruthFinder, USPhoneBook and ZabaSearch.


Many people search websites have a dedicated page with information on how to opt out of their database or have the website suppress your information. You may be able to find it by searching for the website's name and "opt out."


Once your opt-out request is submitted with one website, you'll need to move on to the next people search site and follow its opt-out instructions. You may want to repeat the search every few months as new people search websites are launched all the time. Some websites might even add your info back into their results after you've opted out if they purchase additional information or new public records associated with you pop up.


Experian's new personal privacy scan tool offers ongoing monitoring of your personal information on over 30 popular people search websites. The tool rescans every month to spot any records that have resurfaced and may be able to help you submit requests to have some of them removed.


Throughout players' travels across Sanctuary, they will find journal entries, scrolls, diaries, notes and letters written by people both known and unknown. They often record thoughts and feelings of events that occurred in the past, oftentimes even before the time of Diablo I. They will usually be found at random within certain areas or at a certain spot of the game world, and usually refer to some historical event tied to that general area. Every single one has been voice recorded, which can be heard anytime the player wishes, which convey the mood and emotional state of the author at the time of writing.


"I have come to realize my personal feelings are of no consequence. My people are dying, and they need their king. Our resistance starts today - and Lord Wynton, of all people, has provided the means. These reapers shall not have Westmarch! I swear my life on it!"


"We founded a settlement near the western sea. It will grow to be a great city in time. Now that my people are settled, I can begin my own search for the ruins of the nephalem city Corvus. The tome implied that it was near this very region"


Conducting a people search is fairly common these days. Whether a person wants to find out more about a new neighbor, locate an estranged family member, or conduct a background check on a new employee, people finder sites can provide a wealth of information.


While there are dozens of sites designed specifically as a people directory, there are also ways to find information outside of these sites. Three of the biggest names in the online world, Google, Facebook, and LinkedIn, can provide unique results too.


So-called "people search" sites like PeopleFinders, WhitePages and many more all buy, sell and trade your private information for profit. Few people are happy to know how any stranger - or marketing company - can obtain their home address for a few dollars, and that it's challenging to stop.


There are dozens of people finder sites, and many of them are owned by each other. They're the front face of a shady world where data dealers comb public records, buy and trade information from online shops and social networks, and scrape sites for anyone and everyone's profile information. Then they mash it all up into a profile - of you - and put it up for sale.


While one of the big sites Intelius conceded in an SEC filing that the information that it and similar companies sell is often inaccurate and out of date, many people can find their own home addresses with a few clicks.


I think a lot of people don't realize that when they click "agree" on social networks and other websites that the little footnote about agreeing to share data with third parties means their phone number gets sold to literally anyone for a dollar. Or that their profile data gets added to these databases, filling in any information gaps on their various people finder profiles.


That's why lately I've really been getting mad when sites like Facebook and Google+ require legal birth names for users. They claim that real name use makes people behave better, when there is no evidence to support this assertion and many people are having the opposite experience. I think the truth is more that a legal name makes the personal data Facebook and Google+ collect more valuable, because it's accurate.


I also bristle when people try to use the fact that these social media sites are free, in any kind of "like it or leave it" argument. They're not free when you consider that the end result of handing over your profile information will be making some company down the line $35 off your "free" participation on social sites. Or that when Facebook sells or trades your phone number and address, they are not giving you a cut of the profits.


Data dealers and people finder sites also get your data from public record sources consisting of information voluntarily provided by individuals, although arguably without knowledge that it'd be used for something beyond the purpose for which you originally provided it. Downey listed these sources as examples:


After public records and online accounts or registrations, people finder sites collect their information from other people search sites, social networks, online accounts, online tracking software, and more.


In a blog post, people finder site Intelius openly states that another site, Spokeo, compiles data from social networking sites, and they say that Facebook and Twitter are "the face of a hidden world of commercial data brokers."


I don't want you to think I'm typing this out wearing my finest tinfoil hat - as I explained in How To Remove Yourself, I have been stalked, threatened and harassed by someone that used people finder sites with the stated intent to harm. I was shocked to learn where people finder sites get their information - and horrified that I may have, at some point, voluntarily handed over the information that was used to terrorize me. 041b061a72


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