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    USA Today: Privacy? Spokeo founder guards his while selling your data

    USA Today focuses on Harrison Tang, the founder of a people search company, Spokeo, that “vacuums up and sells detailed personal information you’ve happily provided to Twitter, Yelp, LinkedIn, MySpace and 75 other social networks, directories and databases. (He’s still negotiating with Facebook.)” However, USA Today notes, Tang tells the Los Angeles Times that he opts out of his own company’s database. Why? For privacy and safety reasons, though the Times reports, “Tang repeatedly stressed that Spokeo doesn’t represent a greater threat to people’s privacy.” Yet the founder of Spokeo is so afraid for his own privacy and safety that he’s opting out — though he wants everyone else to use his company.

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