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2015-10-01 15:42:46.998648+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Re the outroar and uprage over the "Peeple" service, ie: Everyone you know will be able to rate you on the terrifying ‘Yelp for people’ — whether you want them to or not. So what I'm hearing is that we're trending towards ★☆☆☆☆ reviews for any Yelp for Yelp for [anything] service.

BTW, it seems like the right thing to do for this Peeple service is to never sign up.

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#Comment Re: Peeple made: 2015-10-01 17:39:03.388869+00 by: Jack William Bell

If I understand it right, anyone who knows your cell number can rate you even if you don't sign up. Then you get a text message from Peeple saying, basically, "If you sign up you can see what they said about you."

I don't know if this means those ratings do not become public unless you sign up, but it sure seems like a short walk to "Pay us some money and we'll remove you from our site."

#Comment Re: Peeple made: 2015-10-01 23:01:07.657748+00 by: Dan Lyke [edit history]

You can't opt out 0 once someone puts your name in the Peeple system, it's there unless you violate the site's terms of service.

Uh, yeah: I'm going to be violating that site's terms of service so hard.

#Comment Re: Peeple made: 2015-10-02 05:01:26.623276+00 by: dexev

Wait...phone numbers are still good for something?

#Comment Re: Peeple made: 2015-10-05 22:01:30.472258+00 by: Dan Lyke

Great run-down of the whole thing at http://m.snopes.com/2015/10/01/peeple/

And, yeah, phone numbers are good for 2FA...

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