alumiere (alumiere) wrote,
alumiere
alumiere

this is true - pulled up directions to the ranch from the phone number

Found this very interesting and scarey. IF your phone number is unlisted supposedly your address will not appear, but mine did.

Google has implemented a new feature wherein you can type someone's telephone number into the search bar and hit enter and then you will be given a map to their house.

Before forwarding this, I tested it by typing my telephone number in google.com. My phone number came up, and when I clicked on the MapQuest link, it actually mapped out where I live. Quite scary. Please look up your own number. Read below for details.

Think about it--if a child, single person, ANYONE gives out his/her phone number, someone can actually now look it up to find out where he/she lives.

It's just another privacy issue I have a problem with.

To test whether your phone number is mapped, go to: Google http://www.google.com/>

Type your phone number in the search bar with or without dashes (i.e. 555-555-1212 or 5555551212) and hit enter.

If you want to BLOCK Google from divulging your private information, simply click on the telephone icon next to your phone number. I removed my name, but it takes 48-hours. If you are unlisted in the phone book, you might not be in there, but it is a good idea just to check.

Please forward this information on to friends and family that would like to remove this
information from google.
Subscribe

  • quarantine hell

    i haven't written here in way too long, my brain isn't working the way it should and hasn't for a long time so i have been lurking but not posting.…

  • #metoo & #meat14 triggerwarning: sexual abuse, assault

    let's talk about sexual assault, sexual abuse and all the shit that's all over the news right now, particularly the hashtags #metoo and #meat14...…

  • wasteland

    wasteland weekend in disjointed thoughts... first and most important: that was well worth my energy and pain, i had a fantastic time. thanks to…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 12 comments

  • quarantine hell

    i haven't written here in way too long, my brain isn't working the way it should and hasn't for a long time so i have been lurking but not posting.…

  • #metoo & #meat14 triggerwarning: sexual abuse, assault

    let's talk about sexual assault, sexual abuse and all the shit that's all over the news right now, particularly the hashtags #metoo and #meat14...…

  • wasteland

    wasteland weekend in disjointed thoughts... first and most important: that was well worth my energy and pain, i had a fantastic time. thanks to…