Confessions of an Internet Stalker

What can strangers find out about you on the Internet? More than you think.

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Most of us have a lot more data than that floating around on the Web, free for the taking by marketers, data miners, advertising networks, stalkers, potential employers, and garden variety criminals. Zooey S. probably has less than most. She doesn't have a huge Internet footprint. I couldn't find her on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Google+. She probably thinks she's living a relatively private life. She's not.

And odds are, neither are you.

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