New Service Protects Your Online Privacy From Data Miners, Marketers, Employers, and Stalkers For FREE_Featured_, Conscious Business Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
A new online service, Safe Shepherd, will scan the internet for your personal records and, at your request, remove them from the prying eyes of data mining corporations, unscrupulous marketers, overly discriminating employers, and stalkers.
The best part? It’s FREE.
We took Safe Shepard for a spin last night, and the results were impressive. After about three minutes of painless setup, the service identified 13 separate instances of this author’s personal records available online to anyone willing to pay. This information included home addresses from the last several years, phone numbers, emails, a traffic ticket, names of family members, and more.
But with just a few clicks, those records were scrubbed from the internet. Presto! Gone.
Safe Shepherd also offers a premium service, which we also tested. The results were even more impressive, returning 23 additional records that have now been removed.
Safe Shepherd’s free service is a no-brainer for anyone concerned about their privacy. For those with stronger reservations about the availability of their personal information online, the premium service represents an even greater value at a reasonable price. And if you’re debating whether to shell out the fourteen bucks for a month of premium service, you can do as this author did and refer five friends on Facebook to get a month of premium access for free.
Of interesting note, Safe Shepherd’s founder and CEO, Robert Leshner – an Ivy League graduate – founded the site after a change of heart led him to abandon a career in finance in order “[...] to help make the world a better place.” Mr. Leshner sounds like our type of entrepreneur, and we support his work as a new leader at the forefront of the conscious business revolution.
Disclosure: This author will receive a free month of premium service from Safe Shepherd for every five readers who sign up at the link above.