Sunday, July 12, 2009

123people dot com is stealing content

The 123people dot com site is stealing and reposting personal information from social networks like Myspace,,, Amazon (people's wish lists) and zoominfo.

In addition to scraping sites and posting photos, links and personal data that is not publicly available on these social networking sites, 123people is posting completely bogus data about people including false addresses and fake information.

Facebook has been kind enough to get scraped content and photos from their web site removed from this site. Other social networks like MySpace, Linkedin, Google, Amazon and ZoomInfo have been contacted to do the same by users.

This company 123People has been contacted to remove various profiles but is apparently not doing this so far.