A Peek Into One's Profile
In recent times, there has been lot of talk about privacy on the internet. Social networking sites are usually the focal point of such debates. Most people would not want their personal profiles (like the one in Orkut) to show up in search results. Social networking sites like Orkut take care of this as only registered users have access to your profile. Even this doesn’t ensure that your info remains private.
While googling for a person’s name, I noticed that the person’s profile on a popular Indian matchmaking portal was among the top results. I don’t understand why the Indian matrimonial site is offering free access to this information. Shouldn’t the profile be available only to people who are actively looking for partners. It may make sense for the Indian matrimonial site to offer this information only to registered users. I don’t think most people know that such a profile can throw up in search results. If that is the case, they might have taken up this issue with the respective sites. Maybe this clause is neatly tucked under the terms and conditions page where people usually click on the ACCEPT button.
Those who have refrained from disclosing their name in such sites can heave a sigh of relief. The others need to bear in mind that all their personal info is just a click away.