How Online information Makes Stalking Easy
As recently as ten years ago, if a mentally ill stalker was obsessed with someone and wanted to track that person’s every move, they would literally have to get up, leave their house and follow her or him. If they had the money, they could instead hire someone, like a private investigator, or unemployed person to do their dirty work for them. Most often, this was more work than most people were willing to go through for their obsessions. There was also a strong risk of getting caught and having a restraining order placed on them. Often these overly obsessed folks would move on with their lives, they would get over their issues or find something else to focus on.
With the increase in internet use, it’s fairly easy to track anyone. Greater than 60 percent of the population of the world has some type of internet presence. To be fair, some people want to have a greater presence than others. For example, those who crave the spotlight and enjoy a lot of attention are trying to get people to follow them not trying to get people to leave them alone. Their reasons vary, it could be for fame, fortune, or just attention, but they want information about themselves posted online as often as possible. For other people, who are kind of uncomfortable with their data being online because they value their privacy, and prefer that their daily life and eating habits are not be broadcast for all to see, the idea that all of their info is posted online is very disturbing. It becomes even more disturbing if that person has a stalker or multiple stalkers. While those who crave attention like posts, none will say they like being stalked, quite the opposite. But data brokering and social media is a double-edged sword. You can’t pick and choose who gets to see your information if it’s broadcasted all over the Internet. The only way you have some control is to set your accounts to private and to get your existing data scraped off the web.
Stalkers resort to combing the web and paying for access to more information; now those being stalked can fight back. Whether you love tons of attention or totally hate it, you don’t have to have private information like your home address, phone numbers, date of birth and other data online. This data can be removed by a good online data removal company. They pore over the internet and they find and remove information that you don’t want to be shared. For instance, if you love the spotlight and want your next show broadcast to as many people as possible, then that data can stay, but if your mobile phone number is showing up on various websites, you can get that data pulled down so you don’t have to change numbers. Don’t let stalkers push you around and get easy access to your personal data, fight back, protect yourself and have it removed.