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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1170 times:

I thought this might be of interest to US phone subscribers on A-Net. From my employer's information security office:

Personally, I don't like my info available to anyone I don't give it to. Fortunately, neither my home nor cell was available through this process. My Mother's was there - and has been deleted, courtesy of yours truly.

I think there is enough Identify Theft in the world - Google doesn't need to assist in it . . .


Google has implemented a new feature wherein you can
type someone's telephone number into the search bar
and hit enter and then you will be given a map to
their house and other information.

I tested it by typing my telephone number in google.com. My phone number came up, and when I clicked on the MapQuest link, it actually mapped out where I live.

In order to test whether your phone number is mapped, click here: http://www.google.com

Type your phone number in the search bar with area code and
dashes(i.e. 555-555-1212) dashes and no spaces very important) and hit enter. This will divulge your name and address. You will see a link option to the right for MapQuest (click on it), which will use the address to provide a
map to your home or place of business.

If you want to BLOCK Google from divulging your
private information, simply click on the telephone
icon next to your phone number or the link by your
name. I removed my name, but it takes 48 hours.



[Edited 2005-02-12 02:27:36]

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User currently offlineTheCoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1159 times:

Wow that's cool! I study everything related to search engines. It's my job.

That is great for businesses, but it's bad for a residence though.

I'm glad I only own a cellphone. Then again, the cellphone companies know where I am as well.



User currently offlineSLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1152 times:

wow, I am, in three different places, and they're all quite accurate, except for one where the star is on the wrong side of the street


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do I care, nah, not really.

[Edited 2005-02-12 02:57:14]

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1146 times:

wow, I am, in three different places

Ha Ha - put that cell phone down while you're driving!  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14139 posts, RR: 63
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1135 times:

Tried it with my daughter´s number (in the US), doesn´t work.
My own (German) number doesn´t work either.

Jan


User currently offlineSaxdiva From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2382 posts, RR: 41
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1129 times:

Guys, this isn't anything new. You've been able to do it with Google for probably two years now.

-Leanne


User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4130 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1126 times:

I tried it with my home and cell number and nothing showed up


"Look Lois, the two symbols of the Republican Party: an elephant, and a big fat white guy who is threatened by change."
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1122 times:

Guys, this isn't anything new. You've been able to do it with Google for probably two years now

I didn't know that . . . probably wouldn't have started the thread . . . thanks for the info Leanne! Still glad I'm not on the blasted thing!  Smile



User currently offlineTheCoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1124 times:

Leanne, not to this extent. I would have heard about it. They have developed much of this stuff after buying Keyhole.

http://www.google.com/press/pressrel/keyhole.html


User currently offlineSLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1089 times:

you can do it just as easily with a reverse phone look up, DexOnline, and Yahoo Maps, I don't think Google doing it is going to make much of a difference.

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