WARNING!! CREEPY PRIVACY ISSUE
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|Mon, 03-31-2003 - 9:00pm|
I received the following email from a friend. I tried it and sure nuff - a map to my house showed up! There are instructions on how to remove your phone no. from the database below. I understand it takes a day or so for the action to complete. - mamabear2
Take a look at the note below - if you go to http://www.google.com/ and
> type in
> your telephone number it will actually pull up directions to your house -
> is a way to have your number removed.
> Many people are unaware of this danger. I was, in fact!
> Go to http://www.google.com/ then type in your phone number (separated by
> hyphens, including area code) and click on Google Search. If your phone
> is listed it will show your name and address and give you two map options.
> Yahoo and MapQuest. See how accurate the map is to your home. VERY
> Any person wishing to discover the physical location of a phone number, be
> it a
> home or business address, could use this feature to locate a physical
> address, and receive directions on how to get there from anywhere in the
> country. In the age of the internet communication we all know the dangers
> this - for adults and CHILDREN!
> Google has made available an option that will allow anyone to REMOVE their
> telephone number from the database that is linked to the mapping feature.
> You will first need to check if your number is listed in this manner by
> attempting a search-entering your full telephone number separated by
> (e.g. 555-555-5555). If the number appears in the mapping database, an
> resembling a telephone will appear next to the first or second entry on
> results page. Clicking on this icon will take you to a page containing a
> description of the service, and a link to request your number be removed
> the database.
> So far unlisted numbers and cell phone numbers, do not show up.