ANCFlyer
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US Telephone Subscribers, Google Search Feature

Sat Feb 12, 2005 10:26 am

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.



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RE: US Telephone Subscribers, Google Search Feature

Sat Feb 12, 2005 10:36 am

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.

 
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Sat Feb 12, 2005 10:45 am

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.

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RE: US Telephone Subscribers, Google Search Feature

Sat Feb 12, 2005 10:51 am

wow, I am, in three different places

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RE: US Telephone Subscribers, Google Search Feature

Sat Feb 12, 2005 11:11 am

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

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RE: US Telephone Subscribers, Google Search Feature

Sat Feb 12, 2005 11:15 am

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

-Leanne
 
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RE: US Telephone Subscribers, Google Search Feature

Sat Feb 12, 2005 11:18 am

I tried it with my home and cell number and nothing showed up
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RE: US Telephone Subscribers, Google Search Feature

Sat Feb 12, 2005 11:22 am

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

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RE: US Telephone Subscribers, Google Search Feature

Sat Feb 12, 2005 11:22 am

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
 
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RE: US Telephone Subscribers, Google Search Feature

Sat Feb 12, 2005 8:37 pm

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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