This Wired News article features a frightening interview with the owners of a privacy-threatening search engine Zaba Search [I’m not going to encourage its use by providing a link]. Zaba Search allows users to uncover an individual’s personal information – including date of birth, past & present addresses, phone numbers, and links to credit and criminal history re-sellers. The founders see no problem with this:
But the founders of ZabaSearch maintain they’re not villains, and that their service is a step toward data democratization. If your information is already out there, the logic goes, at least now you’ll know about it.
It gets worse – check out the whole interview.