I posted this at Over Analyze It a couple of days ago but in an effort to get more exposure, I’m posting it here also.
Hat Tip: Shaun from A.I. The Exiles
Everyone should be aware of this! Google has implemented a new feature which enables you to type a telephone number into the search bar and hit enter and you will be given the person’s name and address. If you then hit Map Quest, you will get a map to the person’s house. 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 map quest and directions straight to my house.
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 BLOCK Google from divulging your private information, simply click on your telephone number and then click on the Removal Form. Removal takes 48-hours.
Please share this information with friends and family.