Etcetera

Here is some good information my friend Charlotte sent me:

Protect your privacy!

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. Everyone should be aware of this!  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 our house. I did fill out the removal form for myself, and encourage all of you to do the same. Quite scary.

Check your own number and although this may not apply to you if you have an unlisted number or cell phone as primary contact, but you may know someone who needs to know this.

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

(sample 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.


One Response to “Etcetera”

  1. GotFreeFax.com is another web tool that can be used to protect your privacy. It allows user to send free fax online to the US and Canada.

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