Monday, December 22, 2008

ALERT... PHONE MAPPING ON GOOGLE

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This is appalling. I just heard of this and would like to pass it on to everyone. Google has a new feature, phone mapping. If you type a phone number into the search bar, it will come up with the name and address of the people who have the number. Then you can click on the word "map" next to the listing and it brings up the map of the address. If you want, you can do a satellite image and see the property. HOLY COW, BATMAN! This is scary! The good news is that you can google your number and if your personal information comes up, you can click on the line which reads "Phone book results for..." right above your information. You are then brought to a screen where you can opt out of the program. Go and Google your phone number now! Decide for yourself if you want to lead strangers to your door, do not let this happen to you unaware.

Imagine what could happen.

2 comments:

Blessed are the Merciful said...

Yikes! I requested to be taken out of the system, thank you SO much for alerting me to this.

Lily said...

You are welcome, please pass it on! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :-)