Rights of privacy further eroded — by Google!

Google has implemented a feature wherein you can get a map to someone’s physical location merely by typing their phone number into the search bar. See www.google.com

Type a telephone number into the search bar, hit enter and you will be given a map to the physical location, a house or office.

Test your own number. I tested the system. My office number brought up my address and, by clicking on the Yahoo! or MapQuest icon, I was able to get a map of my location.

However, I used another number with the same address and Google didn’t succeed. I suspect that the system depends on how often your number is given as a matter of public record.

Quite scary. 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.

If you want to BLOCK Google from divulging your private information, try to click on the telephone icon next to your phone number and wait to fill out the form. It takes 48-hours.


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