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US Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Spokeo’s Case

Written by May 7, 2015

The United States Supreme Court announced last week that it will hear our case, Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins.  The case raises the important issue of whether the Constitution permits a lawsuit to proceed merely on the allegation that federal law has been violated when the plaintiff cannot claim that he has been harmed in a…
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Posted in News Flash, Newsroom, Spokeo in the News, The Spokeo Perspective

FCC Decision on Net Neutrality

Written by February 27, 2015

Chances are, if you were online yesterday you read about at least one of three things: 1. #theDress (turns out it IS blue/black), 2. Llamas on the loose! or finally, about the historic decision by the Federal Communications Commission on net neutrality   In sum, the FCC’s decision approves a proposal that would treat the…
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Posted in News Flash, Tech Watch, The Spokeo Perspective

Top Ruby Contributor, Aaron Patterson, Visits Spokeo

Written by October 22, 2014

Simply put, Aaron Patterson is a tender loving code ninja and maestro of Ruby who our developers were lucky enough to spend the day with at the Spokeo offices in Pasadena last Friday. Having originally started out coding to impress women, Aaron’s greatest love affair to date began when he learned Ruby as a mod_perl…
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Posted in Inside Spokeo, News Flash, Spokeo in the News, Tech Watch, The Spokeo Perspective

Thoughts Following the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Privacy Academy

Written by November 1, 2012

Spokeo’s Chief Privacy Officer, Angela Saverice-Rohan, and I recently attended the Privacy Academy organized by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) in San Jose, California. While I enjoyed discussing privacy with experts from around the world, I think it is even more important for conference attendees to return to their companies and share their takeaways with their…
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Posted in Privacy Unplugged, The Spokeo Perspective

Happy Birthday to Us: Spokeo’s 6th Anniversary!

Written by April 19, 2012

Happy Birthday…to us! As I mentioned in a recent blog, Spokeo turned 6 this month. For the growing team, those of us who’ve been here since the beginning and the new additions, it’s an exciting milestone. There’s no doubt about it: we’ve come a long way in 6 years. Although it sounds cliché, Spokeo began…
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Posted in Inside Spokeo, News Flash, People Search, The Spokeo Perspective

Spokeo and Social Search: 6 Years On

Written by April 6, 2012

  In honor of Spokeo celebrating its 6th birthday this month (yep – six whole years!), I thought I’d return to our roots and take a closer look at Spokeo’s pioneering social search feature. As we say on our Reverse Email Search page, Spokeo is an email search pioneer. When Harrison Tang and a couple…
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Posted in News Flash, People Search, Product Highlights & Updates, The Spokeo Perspective

Take the Time to Understand Your Online Footprint With Spokeo

Written by March 8, 2012

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about “what you can and can’t do with Spokeo.” If you didn’t get a chance read it, here’s the key quote: “[While we at Spokeo] pride ourselves on providing the public with a powerful tool to reconnect old friends and classmates, find lost family members, expose fraudsters…
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Posted in Privacy Unplugged, The Spokeo Perspective

Social Networking Makes You Popular!

Written by June 22, 2011

So you’ve reached 500 friends on Facebook. Congratulations!  Too bad that having Facebook "friends" isn’t the same as having real friends, right? Wrong! At least according to a new study from the Pew Research Center. The D.C.-based think tank surveyed 2,225 US adults on their internet usage, social networking habits and social life, and found…
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Posted in People Search, The Spokeo Perspective

Spokeo Privacy – Get the Scoop from the Source

Written by January 10, 2011

As mentioned in our previous blog, Spokeo has been a sizzling hot news topic recently. I’m sure you’ve all seen the warning messages about Spokeo that you’re supposed to repost to your friends on your Facebook and Twitter accounts, or heard about Spokeo from your local news stations. To help clear up any confusion and…
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Posted in Hype and Myths, People Search, Privacy Unplugged, The Spokeo Perspective

Happy New Year!

Written by January 1, 2011

2011 is here, and we would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! 2010 has been a breakout year for Spokeo. In February 2010, we launched the groundbreaking Spokeo 4.0 with the new name search and reverse phone lookup technologies. In April and May 2010, we landed onto all the mainstream newspapers, magazines, TV…
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