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Last checked 7/1/2014

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  • National Address Server where you can get the zip+4 for any address. In fact, you can get a gif image of the address with a bar code. Doesn't actually find someone for you but will clean up the address nicely.
  • AnyWho finds your house, gives you a map to get there, gives your e-mail address and Web page, if it can. Finds businesses and people, gives you the names of folks who occupy adjacent addresses, and has a reverse telephone lookup. Forget privacy. (Brought to you by the AT&T folks.)
  • Whois sponsored by ARIN, gives you information on a Web page or IP address.
  • Virtual Gumshoe5 stars has links to sites related to investigative resources like Motor Vehicle & Others, Resources for Adoptees (Includes Databases), State Parole Boards, Scanner Frequencies, etc. First stop when you want to research someone or some business.
  • Public Records Online Searches This is a aggregation of online searches for public information. Select by state or by type of information.
  • Pipl - people search
  • Docusearch Investigations has links to a variety of databases: DMV searches, property ownership searches, etc.
  • Catalog Choice - helps you get off the mailing lists of catalogs.
White Pages

  • Whitepages finds an address based on name and state. Results show general age to help you zero in. Has reverse address and phone lookups.
  • TruePeopleSearch finds an address based on name and state. Results show general age to help you zero in. Shows previous residences.
  • How to Find Out Who is Calling or Emailing You Short article in CBSNews with links to lookup services.
  • Switchboard5 stars will help you find anybody's address and phone number anywhere in the USA. Scary. It also will assist you in finding businesses, Web sites, and e-mail addresses. Site includes maps and other search tools. Shows names and addresses of neighbors.
  • Find a person's E-mail address from the 411 folks.
  • 411 can find an address or phone number and has a reverse lookup.
  • The Ultimate White Pages is a collection of links to sites that find people. Also has maps and a reverse look up.
  • ZabaSearch looks up people with a given name and in a state. The site also has a reverse lookup for addresses and phone numbers.
  • AnyWho finds businesses and people, gives you the names of folks who occupy adjacent addresses, and has a reverse telephone lookup.
  • Reverse Lookup on address, phone number, email.
  • Phone Lookup - find out who is calling you.
  • Reverse Phone Lookup - find out who is calling you.
  • Freeality - has a bunch of finder tools on one page. The forms from various sites are squashed onto a single page and are somewhat unintuitive although convenient.
  • SmartPages helps find a business or an individual. Has reverse address and phone lookups.
  • 15 Websites to Trace People Online
Yellow Pages

  • WhoWhere
  • DexKnows - you enter a business that you want to find and the zip code or state.
  • SuperPages is a one-stop-shop for finding businesses.
  • Internet 800 Number Directory which lists all of the 800 numbers in the country. Search engine is available.
  • Zip2 is a yellow pages directory that includes door-to-door maps.
  • Companies Online is sponsored by Dun & Bradstreet and Lycos.
  • Local Google5 stars - you enter your zip code and a search word and this search engines finds anything you want in your neighborhood.
  • SmartPages helps find a business or an individual. Has reverse address and phone lookups.
  • CitySearch has a lot of business and commerial vendor info with a pretty good search engine.
  • Insider Pages - has reviews of businesses and services in your area as rated by the site's users. Not very many ratings at this time but it is a decent yellow pages substitute..
Privacy

  • somebody protects your identity while you surf for a fee. No recommendations are intended or made.
  • Leak Test This is a little program that you download and run on your PC to see if your firewall is allowing traffic to be broadcast from your system.
  • Browser Spy shows you information that you are broadcasting about yourself and your computer when you browse the Web.
  • PA Do No Call List
  • National Do No Call List
  • Remailers are sites that let you send and receive data anonymously.
  • Privacy Rights ClearingHouse has great info on Internet safety.
  • EEF - Electronic Frontier Foundation is dedicated to preserving privacy.
  • EPIC - Electronic Privacy Information Center Privacy Tools has an article on a survey that EPIC did of the leading search companies. Also has links to anonymizers, cookie eaters, and other privacy tools.
  • Cookie Central tells you all about cookies.
  • Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
  • Abuse Net will help you complain more effectively about spam.
  • Privacy brought to us by the ACLU folks.
  • Shields Up This site will tell you as much as it can find out about you and your connection.
  • Privacy.Net has info on identity and privacy protection.
  • How to MUNG Your Email Address MUNG stands for 'mash until no good'. This is an easy technique to prevent your email address from falling into the hands of spammers.
  • PrivacyPlace has information and links to products related to keeping your privacy while on the net.
  • FTC Privacy Initiatives
  • Opt Out and the Aureate conspiracy controversy. Site includes 'Spyware' that will detect the Aureate engine so you can remove it from your computer.
  • Sam Spade has a great set of tools to help you find out where your spam is coming from. You have to understand the Internet and Email to use these tools.
  • Spychecker has a list of software programs that have spyware embedded in them. These software programs report your activities without your consent.
  • Risks Digest has information on the latest attempts at privacy invasion and person tracking.
  • Fred Cohen's Security and Privacy Site - advice and links to other resources. Leans toward the geeky side.
  • Bug Me Not4 outta 5- allows you to circumvent required registration for use of some Web sites by using an already existing signon ID in their database.

ARIN.net WHOis - enter an IP address to find out who it belongs to:

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