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Your Phone Privacy

February 13, 2008

Here's some interesting information I received yesterday.
Important Information.

Google has implemented a new feature which enables you to type a telephone number into the search bar, 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 number and it came up along with the mapquest and directions straight to my house.

I did fill out the removal form for myself, and encourage all of you to do the same.

In order to test whether your phone number is mapped, go to:
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.



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