Tuesday , 27 September 2016


Google Yourself and You May Be Amazed – Or Even Dismayed – At What People Know About YOU!

To answer the question “How much can people learn about me by simply Googlingth_acer-ferrari-3200-notebook-computer-pc me?” just Google yourself, or as some people say, complete your own “vanity search”. You may be amazed – and perhaps even dismayed – at what is out there about you! Why should you care? Because friends, relatives, employers, recruiters, hiring managers, and even strangers may be searching for information about you on the web so shouldn’t you better control what people can learn about you online?

The infographic below is from http://www.backgroundcheck.org which is brought to you courtesy of Lorimer Wilson, editor of www.munKNEE.com (Your Key to Making Money!) and www.FinancialArticleSummariesToday.com (A site for sore eyes and inquisitive minds). This paragraph must be included in any article re-posting to avoid copyright infringement.

Here are some statistics on who is looking for your data:
  • 81% of millennials Google or Facebook their date before going out
  • 79% of recuiters and hiring managers screen applicants by information available online
  • 86% of hiring managers have rejected someone based on information available online
  • 7 in 10 internet users search online for information about others


*http://www.backgroundcheck.org/the-google-yourself-challenge/

Other Articles of Interest:

1. How Smart Are You At Keeping Your Smartphone Safe from Identity Fraud?

Studies have shown that identity fraud has risen 13% since 2010 which can be attributed, in part, to the growing popularity of ‘smart’ cell phones. This infographic illustrates just what our phones reveal about us and offers precautionary tips to keep your phone safe from prying eyes and what to do if your phone is lost, stolen or misplaced.

2. Social Media Sites are Tracking You! Here’s How to Better Manage Your Online/Phone Apps

As our lives become increasingly digital it is easy to share more and more information online and with our phones. Some of these sites and apps that you use, however, may not be as trustworthy as you think. This extremely informative infographic shows quite clearly what is going on and what you can do to stop apps from either tracking you altogether or to the extent that they currently are.

3. Addicted to Digital Multi-tasking? It Can Have Serious Consequences

Take a look at how many tabs and programs you have open on your computer. Odds are you multi-tasking. As technology becomes more and more a part of our lives, most Americans are learning to do several things at once but, unfortunately, all our multi-tasking can be anything but – and it can have some serious consequences. [Let’s take a look at the infographic below for a better understanding of the place of online technology in our lives today.]

4. You, Me and Online Media Piracy: How Much Does It Cost the U.S. Economy?

Media piracy is a major issue faced by both consumers and industry groups. Since many people download music, movies and TV shows without paying just how much is such activity impacting employment opportunities and industry profits? Let’s find out.

5. Kenneth Rogoff: Will The Next Economic Disaster Be A Cyber Crisis?

When the financial crisis of 2008 hit, many shocked critics asked why markets, regulators, and financial experts failed to see it coming. Today, one might ask the same question about the global economy’s vulnerability to cyber-attack. Indeed, the parallels between financial crises and the threat of cyber meltdowns are striking. [Let me explain.] Words: 885