Monday, August 4, 2008

The Internet Yet Again Destroys Privacy!

"My neighbor did what?!" You'll be screaming something like that. Eventually.

A new site has been launched that allows you to check the criminal history of just about anyone--for free! Criminal Searches is in its Beta test run, but the interface is quite easy. You simply type in a name and a state, and if there is any dirt on them, it'll show right up.

Is that new boyfriend a pedophile? Is that friendly old man a thief? Is your priest a back alley drunk? Is your boss a wife beater? Hester Prynne, bring out that color in your A, you're gonna start looking like part of the crowd!

I really don't approve of this at all, but for the record, I searched three random people. One of them has a record.