links for 2010-11-08

  • "Numerous “deep Web” search engine sites have made such personal and professional information readily available to the inquiring mind or identity thief. Pipl, 123people, Peoplefinders, PeekYou, Spokeo, Wink, and ZabaSearch are examples of these deep Web search engines that focus on all types of publicly available information about people. For example, a search using this author on the site shows information obtained from social networking sites such as LinkedIn and Plaxo, shopping sites such as Amazon, general Web searches, video searches on sites such as YouTube, publication databases such as Google Scholar and Scirus, and blog posts. Multiple profile pictures are also listed from a variety of Web site sources. A repeat search on and demonstrated the sites ability to find information such as age, occupation, hobbies, children, names of spouse and relatives, residence location, and home ownership."
  • No 1 of a short series by DirectGov on widgets, essential for what ALISS will be seeking to do to help information bubble up everywhere
  • Age UK directory of local services
  • "This page is filled with details of a huge number of support groups for health, life, family, age issues amongst many more. A search facility will be available soon, however until then, browse the list below and find the support group you are looking for. Please note that the CHCP, NHS Lothian or West Lothian Council cannot be held responsible for the content of external sites, and do not guarantee the support groups. If you find a group you are interested but you are unsure of, why not contact them / other members to find out more or ask your GP for advice.

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