Who can you trust? Find out with Trustplus' PeopleResearch

Not sure who to trust in this crazy world? TrustPlus, a browser plug-in, looks to solve your trust issues with some social networking mojo. The plug-in, available for both IE and Firefox, adds an overlay to sites where trust can be an important decision factor, like Craigslist, eBay, Backpage, Gumtree or Facebook. The overlay reports trust information contained within a users' "trustcircle".

But, what if you don't have a trustcircle? Or if the person you're looking to do business with hasn't ever heard of TrustPlus? That's where TrustPlus' new component PeopleResearch comes in. According to TrustPlus, PeopleResearch "allows users to retrieve business information on any individual" through on-the-fly access to a database of background information on nearly 40 million people.

Useful? Certainly. You'll pardon us, however, if we're a little leery of even further expanded access to the amazing amounts of personal data lying around in public databases. Sure, we'd use TrustPlus but, we probably wouldn't like ourselves for using it.

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