Have you heard of FamilyTreeNow.com? A lot of your personal information is probably on it.
Go ahead, type your name into the search box here.
Chances are, your name, age, addresses, family members – and their info – popped up. Heck, you might even see some roommates or significant others.
All that information is available to anyone with a computer, and it's really freaking a lot of people out. Just check out what people are saying on Twitter.
FamilyTreeNow.com says it's a genealogy website. It's been around since 2014, but people really haven't been talking much about it until this week.
The website just pulls your information from public documents, Time says. So this really isn't anything new. The odd part is simply the fact that anyone can search anyone's information for free. You don't even need an account.
If you hate the idea of having that personal information compiled in one easy-to-find place, you can always delete your profile.
Just click this link – it will take you to the opt out page. From there, just follow the instructions: search your name, click on it, and select "opt out."
It should be removed within 48 hours. Some people with the Washington Post did it and said it was gone within an hour.