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Tech Time Public Records Tue, 30 May 2017 15:46:25 +0000 Tech Time Public Records Tech Time Public Records KTVX ABC 4 Salt Lake City >> christopher is here for tech time tuesday. he's our tech life coach. we're talking about something a little bit scary today within we kind of are. >> yes, how to find what information about you is on the internet. and there's a lot.& i will tell you that right now. >> it's true. a couple of weeks ago we talked about digital footprints. and anything you put out on line is actually a footprint for you and people can start to see who you are, where you are, what you are doing. this actually goes a step farther and takes information from county records, public records, criminal records, schools, all of that stuff and puts it into one place. >> we were talking about this before this segment started. and he googled us or cuz there's websites you go to. one of them is people >> yeah. one of them is actually two people >> and another one, let me actually give you a couple of them it is important to know what websites to go to. true people as you can see on the screen, you put in a name and a location or if you have a phone number there is a reverse phone lookup. so you can take any information -- it is just taxer doesn't feel good that that is all out there. >> and that's the prus traiting part. >> another website is family tree >> same kind of thing. >> that's kind of tricky because it goes to family tree now. you start to think gene yolg, right? >> yes. >> well now you are putting in all this personal information that isn't necessary for gene yolg work. >> i will say this, most of the information like wrong phone numbers, not legit addresses, none of it was actually real. >> right. >> so as you go through, i am actually going to pull up michelle, we will scroll through fast so you can't see anything. >> as you go through you actually ask scroll down a lot and it has information all the way through. so. >> that is all about me. >> just about the amount of scrolling that you can see there is a lot of information. now to remove that, you actually go all the way down to the bottom. >> he just help mood he with mine. >> you go down to priffee-- privacy, it is very tiny you click on privacy, it will actually come up with this screen and it says the top option for record removal requests please click here. >> will you click that for me. >> i will. >> so as you do that, it says make sure this is exact-- as you scroll down it says checking this you are confirming that i am you, so as you are giving me permission and that you have to say i'm not a robot and once you click on that, it actually verifies that you are an actual human being, and then you click on this begin removal. and it takes about 24 hours. >> no way. >> so now your record is going to be removed. >> here is the problem. i just asked christopher, how many websites like this are there, he said a lot. and new ones come all the time. >> you actually have to go and do this for every website. and remove your record from all of them. >> who has time for that. >> who has time for that. there are companies out there, and i don't don't have the name off the top of my head but there are companies that will do that for you. >> i also said what if there is a picture you don't like. he said good luck. >> good luck with that. >> if there is an ugly picture. >> once you put it out there online, online is a very different story than public records. because public records they're just referencing that information, you can tell them to stop referencing that. pictures, you don't know who has downloaded it, you don't know where it s you don't know who posted it in the first place for the most part but you can always look for little hints and clues. one of those is what website did it come from. >> okay. >> so rather than just looking at the search results you can actually look at the picture itself, and it will take you to the website that the search result is referencing. and you can look at it. so it's different than the record search. but it's similar in the sense that you go to the website that it exists on and you can contact the company or the website and say hey, i would appreciate it if you remove my photo. if you don't i will sue you. that doesn't usually work either though. you can always try. >> this is great information. so there are a few. i wanted to read off quickly. there is spoc, io family free, true people >> true people search is-- true people is the latest one. that has come out. but there is going to be more there is going to be from now on. >> so deal with it. >> keep this in mind. keep in mind when you have your records, that it is always good to keep track of that information so you can always search for it. >> okay. >> you can actually search for your email address, find it and remove it. >> thank you. if you want more information, go to tech life, christopher is

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