Web sites make it easier to spy on friends

June 2, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Ever tried to Google someone? Now there are sites that can get even more personal information. The Wall Street Journal reporter, Vauhini Vara, has advice on how you can protect yourself.

Clink here to read Vauhini Vara's article: "New Sites Make It Easier To Spy on Your Friends."

About Vauhini Vara

Vauhini Vara is a technology reporter in the San Francisco bureau of The Wall Street Journal, a position she has held since 2006. She covers technology companies and trends, focusing on the software and Internet industries and companies including Oracle and Facebook.

Ms. Vara joined The Wall Street Journal as a recipient of the Daniel Pearl Memorial Internship in 2003. The internship is awarded annually to an outstanding Stanford student journalist and commemorates the work of Daniel Pearl, a Stanford graduate who was kidnapped and murdered as a Wall Street Journal foreign correspondent in Pakistan in 2002.

In 2004 she became a technology reporter in the New York bureau for The Wall Street Journal Online.

Ms. Vara was born in Saskatchewan, Canada. She holds a B.A. in international relations from Stanford University.

Email Vauhini Vara at vauhini.vara@wsj.com


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