Friday, April 15, 2005

Behind the search:
Genie Tyburski in the Virtual Chase Alert points out a fascinating article by David Lazarus in the SF Chronicle about ZabaSearch. The new people search engine (I listed it in a blog posting here a couple weeks ago) has impressed some with the depth of free information available, including some things like dates of birth which most consider private info. According to Lazarus:
    "Everything that's great and everything that's frightening about the Internet can be summed up in a single word.

Lazarus goes on to reveal that by doing a background check on the owners of ZabaSearch, he found a connection to the 'Heaven's Gate' cult which was prominent in the news a few years back when several followers committed suicide, and a probable criminal history. Wow.
(Posting edited 4/19: I mistakenly said Tara Calashain instead of Genie Tyburski. Apologies to both.)


Post a Comment

<< Home