Sorry, Nobody's Saving You From Those Embarrassing Party Pics Online
from the nice-thought-though dept
These days, it’s pretty common for people to be worried about what kind of information will turn up about them on a Google search, particularly when they’re applying for a job. Of course, where there’s a problem, there’s a business opportunity. One company is launching a service that promises to search out, and scrub out any embarrasing information that you might have online. Like a company that will monitor your credit score for you, for a monthly fee, the company will actively monitor the web for your personal information. And if it finds it, it will confront the site where it’s hosted and seek to have it taken down. Of course, there’s no guarantee that a site’s proprietor will be willing to take down the offending material particularly when they have no obligation to do so. In fact, more often than not, the company will probably be told to take a hike. Sure, they can throw an intimidating cease and desist letter out there, but for the nominal amount they charge, don’t expect them to try much harder than that.