People criticizingfor his command over privacy of millions of users of his social networking site will be certainly at wit's end when they come to know about another privacy breaching American website called Spokeo.
Spokeo.com, the five-year-old search engine, lists a wide variety of personal information about any individual within the borders of the United States. Using a user-friendly mode, what is required on Spokeo to know about anybody is just type their name and city or email address, and a comprehensive result marveling the searcher will appear on the screen.
Spokeo, the so-called internet phone book, freely returns data about the searched person starting from his religion to gender to marital status to hobbies and finally, in a shocking way, also his wealth level.
Spokeo that has been facing stern censure from various circles has been the dorm room brainchild of Harrison Tang, 27, a Stanford student. According to Tang, Spokeo works in collaboration with Twitter, MySpace, Yelp and LinkedIn.