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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-16-2003, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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Interesting thing with Google.com

Go to www.google.com then type in your phone number (separated by hyphens, including area code) and click on Google Search. If your phone number 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 SCARY!!! 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 street 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 of 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 dashes (e.g. 555-555-5555). If the number appears in the mapping database, an icon resembling a telephone will appear next to the first or second entry on the 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 from the database.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-16-2003, 11:22 PM
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you should check out a book called Google hacks. by oreily (publisher) i think.

there are alot of shortcuts for useing google.

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Nothing that you cant find on 411.com or mapquest.... just my .02, if they want it, they will find it. Thing to worry about is what to do when they get here....

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You mean people still have listed numbers And they actually give it out Gee am I dumb, I just give everyone my cell number.

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Nothing that you cant find on 411.com or mapquest.... just my .02, if they want it, they will find it. Thing to worry about is what to do when they get here....

Rob
Yeah, I hate to say it, but the fact is that much of the information about you is public information that anyone with a little time can get. If you do not want people to be able to find you, you pretty much have to stay invisible.

There are all sorts of public documents that can be used to track you down. Of course the phone book or reverse lookup would be one of the first things anyone would try.

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