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    PSA: US residents, please read this.

    If you haven't already heard about it, there is a new ancestry website for US residents that contains quite a bit of personal information. My husband looked himself up and it had his DOB, previous addresses, direct relatives (with links to their personal info) and potential contacts. This information could be used for untoward purposes, like identity theft, so it might be a good idea to have a look and decided whether or not you should opt out. This is the opt out link. You can also opt out for your friends and family, if you wish to.

    Just thought I'd pass this information along. Might sound paranoid, but I know I wouldn't want anyone being able to look up that sort of detailed shit about me and my loved ones. Stay safe, ck.

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    Thank you for this!!! What In the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacchus View Post
    If you haven't already heard about it, there is a new ancestry website for US residents that contains quite a bit of personal information. My husband looked himself up and it had his DOB, previous addresses, direct relatives (with links to their personal info) and potential contacts. This information could be used for untoward purposes, like identity theft, so it might be a good idea to have a look and decided whether or not you should opt out. This is the opt out link. You can also opt out for your friends and family, if you wish to.

    Just thought I'd pass this information along. Might sound paranoid, but I know I wouldn't want anyone being able to look up that sort of detailed shit about me and my loved ones. Stay safe, ck.
    Dude when you click on your address it pulls up the satellite picture on google maps.

    ---------- Post added at 04:44 AM ---------- Previous post was at 04:43 AM ----------

    And the name of everyone that has lived at that address

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    That's some weird shit, anyone can look up anything about anyone?
    How's this not a privacy issue?
    One or two years ago there was a Brazilian website where you could type in a person's full name and it would give you our equivalent of the security number, iirc the website owner got either sued or arrested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacchus View Post
    If you haven't already heard about it, there is a new ancestry website for US residents that contains quite a bit of personal information. My husband looked himself up and it had his DOB, previous addresses, direct relatives (with links to their personal info) and potential contacts. This information could be used for untoward purposes, like identity theft, so it might be a good idea to have a look and decided whether or not you should opt out. This is the opt out link. You can also opt out for your friends and family, if you wish to.

    Just thought I'd pass this information along. Might sound paranoid, but I know I wouldn't want anyone being able to look up that sort of detailed shit about me and my loved ones. Stay safe, ck.
    I think I just found out where my biological dad lives, and that indeed he is still alive LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cybun View Post
    That's some weird shit, anyone can look up anything about anyone?
    How's this not a privacy issue?
    One or two years ago there was a Brazilian website where you could type in a person's full name and it would give you our equivalent of the security number, iirc the website owner got either sued or arrested.
    It's all public information.

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    This is not forbidden? How is this site still up o.o

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    No one's as private as they think they are.. That is ridiculous, though.

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    We couldn't find any exact matches for your search criteria. Showing expanded matches.

    Guess I don't exist in their system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Sloth View Post
    It's all public information.
    That's true. This isn't the only website that you can get that type of information from.

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