🏀 Good Saturday morning ... Final Four tip times, tonight in Minneapolis:
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios
We asked Gerald Rich, Axios senior developer of news products, to write this after he gave an eye-opening presentation ("Dox and Lox") over bagels at a recent staff retreat:
Any search engine can quickly reveal your phone number, address and family information with a surprising level of detail.
Why it matters: This information, combined with social media posts, can be used by anyone to intimidate, harass, or stalk high-visibility people like politicians, business leaders, celebrities and journalists.
Here’s how to reduce your online footprint:
What else you can do:
The bottom line: These sites don’t necessarily delete your records from their database if you opt out. But they can make you a more difficult target for people to quickly pinpoint.
President Trump, during a visit yesterday to the southern border in Calexico, Calif.:
Chaser ... Selvin Alvarado, a 29-year-old father, told the N.Y. Times he exposed corruption in his hometown in Honduras — then fled into Mexico, followed by an armed group, in an attempt to win asylum in the United States:
In the initial phase of the Dems' 2020 race, "two straight white men [Sanders and O"Rourke] have emerged as the fastest fundraisers, and another [Biden] has jumped to a lead in recent polls, before even announcing his candidacy," the WashPost's Sean Sullivan and Dave Weigel write:
What's new: "That has led the current white male candidates ... to seek out black voters with some urgency," per The Post.
Why it matters: "Black voters, particularly black women, have the potential to play a decisive role in the Democratic Party’s attempt to defeat President Trump."
President Trump said this week that he plans to nominate Herman Cain, a former Republican presidential candidate, to the Federal Reserve board.
"The auto industry and Silicon Valley are locked in a battle for control of one of the last unconquered screens: your car dashboard display," The Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins and William Boston write (subscription).
What's coming: "On future screens, local restaurants, doctors' offices and other services could target ads based on typical driving routes. An insurance company could offer lower rates for cautious drivers, while car makers could use system data to offer service on an aging part before it blows."
"Auburn University and the University of Virginia, who meet in the Final Four ... this weekend, have two more things in common," the WSJ reports.
For U.Va., it dates to the 1880s, when the old silver grey and cardinal reds couldn't hold up to football and mud.
For Auburn, it reportedly came less than a decade later:
Between the lines: "There was one more group that went more than 100 years without knowing its place in history: the Grosvenor Rowing Club."