Everything I needed to stalk myself, I bought on the Internet for 65 bucks. I started with a Google search--instant background checks--and hit the first link it returned, people data.com. I entered my credit card info, and the next day
I got an e-mail containing my last 10 addresses, as well as those of my parents and sister. I got names and phone numbers of neighbors, landlords and roommates. "This is nuts!" I yelled to my girlfriend. (Another company's search yielded an ex-girlfriend's address. Oops.) Clicking onward, I bought an aerial photo of my neighborhood [above left]. On my town's Web site, I found a photo of my house [above right], along with its fundamentals--the size of the decks, the porch, the basement.