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#1 MsShelley

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    Posted 28 April 2008 - 03:15 PM

    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 MapQuest, you will get a
    mapto the person's house. Everyone should be aware of this! ?It's a
    nationwidereverse telephone book.

    **** If a child (or an adult) gives out his/her phone number, someone
    Cannow 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
    Mynumber and it came up along with the mapquest and directions straight
    Toour house. I did fill out the removal form for myself, and encourage all
    Ofyou to do the same. Quite scary.

    Please look up your own number.

    In order to test whether your phone number is mapped, go to: google (
    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
    thenclick on the Removal Form. Removal takes 48-hours.



    #2 starchild

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      Posted 28 April 2008 - 03:19 PM

      Okay mine didn't come up but my parents' did...yikes! I'll pass this on, thanks Shelley!

      #3 MsShelley

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        Posted 28 April 2008 - 03:20 PM

        sure, I got this in an email and don't usually pass this stuff on, but I tried it and found a lot of numbers

        #4 Sarah

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          Posted 28 April 2008 - 03:21 PM

          Interesting...mine came up, but it wasn't a map to my house, but to some other random location in Lansing. Strange. I'll click remove it anyway!

          Thanks for the heads up Shelley

          #5 LCBride2007

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            Posted 28 April 2008 - 03:29 PM

            mine showed up! but really, i don't know if i care ... maybe i should? usually when i am filling out something and they ask for my phone #, they're asking for my address too anyway. right?

            #6 MsShelley

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              Posted 28 April 2008 - 03:30 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by AnnR
              mine showed up! but really, i don't know if i care ... maybe i should? usually when i am filling out something and they ask for my phone #, they're asking for my address too anyway. right?

              I don't give it out then either!

              ETA: when filling out papers yes, sorry, I thought you meant in stores, they all ask for your phone number now...

              #7 lucy106

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                Posted 28 April 2008 - 03:33 PM

                Phew, mine did not show up. My parent did with their address. Will have to have that removed for them. What a pain all this is getting! Thanks for the info!!

                #8 nikkianddean

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                  Posted 28 April 2008 - 03:36 PM

                  Thanks for sharing this!!!
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                  #9 Bride010101

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                    Posted 28 April 2008 - 03:37 PM

                    Yikes... I feel weird being on there. But at the same time... I love the feature. I rarely answer my phone if I don't know the number... but it drives me nuts when the person didn't leave a message - so I usually run a reverse phone number look up. This will make that easy

                    #10 Jessica

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                      Posted 28 April 2008 - 03:38 PM

                      you've been able to do this for awhile. not sure about the map feature thing as i never tried it out, but the phone number thing has been available on google for awhile. i made sure to delete our info. it's crazy!

                      i never really give out my home phone number, just my cell phone.




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