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April 12th, 2007  
Team Infidel
 
 

Topic: your phone #


your phone #
Google has implemented a new feature which enables you to type a telephone number into the search bar and hit enter and you will be given the person's name and address. If you then hit MapQuest , you will get a map to the person's house. Everyone should be aware of this! It's a nationwide reverse telephone book. If a child gives out his/her phone number, someone can now look it up to find out where he/she lives. The safety issues are obvious, and alarming. Note that you can have your phone number removed or blocked. I tried my numberand it came up along with the mapquest and directions straight to our house. I did fill out the removal form for myself, and encourage all of you to do the same. Quite scary. Please look up your own number. In order to test whether your phone number is mapped, go to: google( http://www.google.com/ ) Type your phone number in the search bar (i.e.555-555-1212) and hit enter. If you want to B L O C K Google from divulging your private information, simply click on your telephone number and then click on the Removal Form. Removal takes 48-hours. Check your own number and although this may not apply to you if you have an unlisted number or cell phone as primary contact, but you may know someone who needs to know this. Please share this information with friends and family.
April 12th, 2007  
tomtom22
 
 
Hey, that's scary!
Thanks for the info, TI.
April 12th, 2007  
Team Infidel
 
 
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April 12th, 2007  
Donkey
 
 
Nothing really that new it's amazing what you can find with just a name, if you know what you are doing.

I suppose they just made it so you really don't need to know what you are doing.
April 12th, 2007  
philam15
 
 
I first I thought it was a joke...but it did give the wrong address, and it had only my first name not my last. Why would that be if I don't own the house? Im not going to worry about it if it has the wrong information.
April 12th, 2007  
SigJohnson
 
 
Only works for you guys in the US Why would they bother with this feature when you have phone books online for legitimate uses?
April 12th, 2007  
senojekips
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Donkey
Nothing really that new it's amazing what you can find with just a name, if you know what you are doing.

I suppose they just made it so you really don't need to know what you are doing.

Correct.

"Welcome to the information age"

The acquisition of knowledge is unstoppable. It will be easier for all, if you just get used to the idea.

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Only works for you guys in the US Why would they bother with this feature when you have phone books online for legitimate uses?
I think you'll find that these people object to the reverse find feature, God only knows why, as there are far more intrusive utilities available if you care to look in the right places.

The horse has already bolted, it's no use shutting the stable door now.
April 13th, 2007  
bulldogg
 
 
Yes, indeed. I can hear the new ad campaign already...

"Google- the Stalker's Best Friend"
April 13th, 2007  
The Other Guy
 
 
I already knew about this. But it's good to know we're on the lookout. Heck, its just a phone book.
April 14th, 2007  
phoenix80
 
 
thnx for the heads up
 


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