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This might come as a shocker, but Google isn’t the only viable search engine when you’re trying to track someone down online. In recent years plenty of new and innovative people search engines have emerged onto the scene, some surpassing even Google in terms of their effectiveness. Although there’s no definitive one-stop website for tracking someone down just yet, there are definitely a dozen more ways to do so than there were just a decade ago. So, the next time you wonder what’s new with one of your friends or an old colleague you haven’t seen in a while, you can use these websites to track them down and find out.

Fair warning: stalking is an offense and you should always be wary of it. People have been prosecuted for stalking in the past. There’s a fine line between finding someone you’ve lost touch with and reconnecting, and passionately stalking someone online.

Using ZabaSearch

This is a relatively new people search engine that’s grown in popularity in the last couple of years. It’s eerily comprehensive and houses a lot of public information. You might be shocked to realize the amount of public data available on you if you perform a simple search on your own name. This might freak you out, but this website can be a real life-saver if you’re in desperate need of a phone number for business purposes. The index has both listed and unlisted numbers, as well as addresses. The founders of ZabaSearch maintain that all of the info is public so it violates no laws.

Using Pipl

Pipl is interesting because it apparently uses the “deep web” to find people Google can’t. Although we thought it was a gimmick at first, it actually returns some pretty useful info, including personal web pages, names, press mentions, etc. If the search you want to conduct is too broad or the name is too general, you can narrow it down by giving Pipl some guidance, such as entering the state or city.

Using Wink

Wink isn’t a regular search engine, but rather one which scans all social media for the name you give it. It will return Friendster, Myspace, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts for the associated name, in addition to other information such as their interests or even, whenever possible, their location.

Using ZoomInfo

ZoomInfo was built to connect candidates with potential corporate businesses, but it can also be sued as a tool for tracking people down. It lists a person’s employment history, their current job title and whether or not they’re currently on the lookout for a job. You can filter people by location if there are too many “John Doe’s”.

Using Intelius

To access most of the information available through Intelius, you’ll be asked to pay a fee. The site offers everything from phone numbers to complete background checks and actually can have useful information. I have purchased information from Intelius in the past and it did lead me to exactly the person I was looking for. However, I know the price tag (often starting around $40) can be off-putting, especially if you’re only casually searching or if you need to find information on a long list of people.

Conclusion

Using a search engine to track someone down is perfectly legal. As long as all of the information you find is public records, you’re not breaking any laws. Use them at your discretion, however.

 

Originally appeared in Superselected

Currently, Elisha is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Token Media, a cryptocurrency marketing firm he set up in 2017 to help blockchain projects reach their target audience.

 Although his business is relatively small, he has worked with local financial firms to develop their projects. Token Media, according to Bitcoinafrica.io, has helped raise over $40 million in token sales through its marketing services.

Elisha got into technology at age 12 after he received a mobile device that could access the internet. By exploring it, he was able to create a website all by himself.

One of his first works was building a commercial blog for Firefox OS, Mozilla’s mobile operating system (firefoxcentral.com), but when the project ended he had to venture into other areas in technology which landed him into cryptocurrency, blockchain technology and Bitcoin.

“I got into the tech space sometime in 2013. I had my second phone after using a Nokia 3310 so I got access to the internet and began to explore what mobile phones, operating systems and websites were all about and in 2014 I learned how to create websites on my own through YouTube,” he said.

The Bitcoin fever is sweeping across Africa and young people especially males are investing in it. A report by financial services company Citibank ranked Kenya as the fifth highest bitcoin holder per capita in the world. Nigeria was placed third and South Africa took the sixth position.

Observers have blamed the soaring interest in Bitcoin on the high unemployment rate in Africa. Others believe it’s all about fighting the feeling of not being left behind as young people.

For Elisha, it seems combining his education and entrepreneurship is just a slice of the challenges he faces as an entrepreneur.

His major setback has been the difficulties of moving money as there are few platforms in Africa that support cryptocurrency integration.

At the moment, Elisha is putting together a blockchain event with a heavy focus on cryptocurrency to raise discussions on regulations and the future of cryptocurrency in Africa.

“The future of cryptocurrencies in Africa is bright as it has moved from just being currencies into various useful platforms that will be essential to the African continent. I’m currently working on putting together an event on cryptocurrencies with a particular focus on regulations, the future of cryptocurrencies and how they can help Africa,” he added.

Ghana is gradually catching up with the Bitcoin fever as the country hosted its first blockchain conference last November.

 

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New tiny device instantly creates and secures complex passwords for online accounts using military grade security

It’s hard to come up with strong passwords and then remember them. Especially if you want a unique password for each website you sign in. It’s not even funny how often I click on the “forgot password?” button to create a new one.

And using the same password for all websites is not an option. It’s too risky. Did you know that 1 in 4 people experienced identity theft last year? And that with millions of attempted hacks each day, it’s just a matter of time before you’re next?

The internet is not a safe place anymore and having your e-mail account hacked is a nightmare. Imagine how you would feel if someone you don’t know gained access to your Facebook account. Not fun.

Now you’re probably wondering “but what can I do about it?”

Obviously, nobody can remember a dozen of complex passwords in their head. Let alone figure out the right password for the right website…

But what if I told you that there is a device that will generate passwords for you and then automatically log in your website accounts without you pushing a button?

Sounds like a dream, right?

Well, guess what? There actually is such a device and it was just released to public.

It is called Everykey. It’s a tiny device that provides a highly complex password security for your website accounts. In fact, the highest levels of the military use the very same technology to protect their top secret documents!

READ MORE: Everykey

Apple has released 5 new products to mark their 10th anniversary. The iPhone x (mentioned iPhone 10), the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus, a watch and an upgraded Apple TV with enhanced online streaming features.

The craze for for the latest smart phone is on again as apple users who unlike android users have no option in variety have to either upgrade or be left out. Apple ushered in its latest products and iPhone 8 is the order of the day. with over a million pre orders worldwide, the iPhone 8 like its predecessors make the world go round if you are an iOS user.

iPhone X
The future is here guys and it’s mega packed with loads of goodies!
Apple has announced iPhone X, the future of the smartphone, in a gorgeous all-glass design with a beautiful 5.8-inch Super Retina display, A11 Bionic chip, wireless charging and an improved rear camera with dual optical image stabilization. iPhone X delivers an innovative and secure new way for customers to unlock, authenticate and pay using Face ID, enabled by the new True Depth camera. iPhone X will be available for pre-order beginning Friday, October 27 in more than 55 countries and territories, and in stores beginning Friday, November 3. iPhone X will be available in silver and space gray in 64GB and 256GB models starting at $999 (prices may vary).
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
The new iPhone features a new glass and aluminum design in three beautiful colors made out of the most durable glass ever in a smartphone, the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays and A11 Bionic chip,  is designed for the ultimate augmented reality experience. The world’s most popular camera gets even better with single and dual cameras featuring Portrait Lighting on iPhone 8 Plus, and wireless charging brings a powerful new capability to iPhone. Both devices will be available for pre-order beginning Friday, September 15 in more than 25 countries and territories, and in stores beginning Friday, September 22. iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be available in space gray, silver and an all-new gold finish in increased 64GB and 256GB capacity models starting at $699 (prices may vary).
Apple Watch Series 3
Whether you are out for a run, at the pool or just trying to be more active throughout their day, Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular allows you to stay connected, make calls, receive texts and more, even without iPhone nearby. The third-generation Apple Watch is an amazing health and fitness companion with intelligent coaching features, water resistance 50 meters and a new barometric altimeter that measures relative elevation. Apple Watch Series 3 comes in two models, one with GPS and cellular, and one with GPS, with both featuring a 70 percent faster dual-core processor and new wireless chip. Apple Watch is available in two different case sizes, 38mm and 42mm. Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) will be available in gold, silver or space gray aluminum, or silver or space black stainless steel paired with a variety of bands starting at $399. Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) will be available in gold, silver or space gray aluminum cases with a Sport Band starting at $329 (prices may vary).
Apple TV 4K 
The new Apple TV 4K is designed to deliver a stunning cinematic experience at home. With support for both 4K and High Dynamic Range (HDR), Apple TV 4K features unbelievably sharp, crisp images, richer, more true-to-life colors, and far greater detail in both dark and bright scenes. With Apple TV 4K, viewers can enjoy a growing selection of 4K HDR movies on iTunes. iTunes users will get automatic upgrades of HD titles in their existing iTunes library to 4K HDR versions when they become available. Apple TV 4K will also offer 4K HDR content from popular video services, including Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, coming soon. Customers will be able to order both Apple TV 4K models beginning Friday, September 15, with availability beginning Friday, September 22. Apple TV 4K starts at $179  for 32GB or $199 for 64GB, (prices may vary).