You might be surprised by what is revealed in your public online footprint. These links can give you some sense of that though it won't be comprehensive; if you are willing to spend a little money you can find much more about a person.
- Your identity
- Do a Web search of sites, images, and videos associated with your name.
- Do an Intelius search of your (or perhaps your parents') name and phone number. (Do not pay for any extra services.)
- Use this privacy test to see how much information others can infer about you, such as your operating system, location, and what sites you are logged into.
- Use panopticlick -- and expand "Show full results for fingerprinting" — to see how uniquely identifiable you are as you browse the Web, even if you limit or disable cookies.
- Social networks
Reflect on what public information you were able to find about yourself: were you surprised, did you purposefully manage your exposure, what of your peers and friends?
(Please be mindful of your privacy in this assignment and do not share anything that weakens your privacy further, such as screenshots of your phone number.)