Anabolics
Search More Than 6,000,000 Posts
Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    OGPackin's Avatar
    OGPackin is offline Anabolic Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    6,022

    Privacy Alert !!!!

    I just got this forward to me. Pretty alarming if you ask me!

    OG

    I just received this from a friend. I entered my phone number and clicked on "search". WOW!!! If your phone number is listed, anyone, can literally pull up a map to your house, and get a lot of other private data on you, including the name of your spouse!!!
    With this new invasion to our privacy, anyone can get a whole lot of information. Check it out If your information does come up, you can block it, by following instructions. Thank you for your attention to this matter. I will be contacting "Google" with a VERY STRONG protest, and follow it up.
    Regards,
    Frank Kovacs
    ROC President


    Subject: FW: Phone #'s on Google


    Subjecthone number]

    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 as well. Everyone should be aware of
    this!
    Note that you can have your phone number removed or blocked. 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, or ANYONE gives out his/her phone number, someone can
    actually now look it up to find out where he/she lives. The safety
    issues are obvious, and alarming. In order to test whether your phone
    number is mapped, go to: 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 the Phonebook Results link above your phone number and click
    on the Phone Book Removal Form. Removal 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. If your number does come
    up if you hit mapquest, it will show you a direct map to your house...
    Please forward on to friends and family.

  2. #2
    bor's Avatar
    bor
    bor is offline D-bol Poppin'
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Posts
    4,203
    D@mn!!!

  3. #3
    Jantzen4k's Avatar
    Jantzen4k is offline Anabolic Nittany Lion
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    $ Make The World Go Round
    Posts
    3,388
    tried mine lots of times. nothings coming up, i guess that means im safe?

  4. #4
    OGPackin's Avatar
    OGPackin is offline Anabolic Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    6,022
    Quote Originally Posted by Jantzen4k
    tried mine lots of times. nothings coming up, i guess that means im safe?
    Yup..


    OG

  5. #5
    needmorestrength's Avatar
    needmorestrength is offline Anabolic Member
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Canada eh
    Posts
    7,079
    I got nothing

  6. #6
    dirtdawg's Avatar
    dirtdawg is offline Anabolic Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    2,327
    i'm glad i only have a cell phone

  7. #7
    Psychotron's Avatar
    Psychotron is offline Anabolic Member
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    2,581
    www.whitepages.com

    It is public info, you have your number listed next to your name with an address in the phone book, how does this suprise you?

  8. #8
    OGPackin's Avatar
    OGPackin is offline Anabolic Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    6,022
    Quote Originally Posted by Psychotron
    www.whitepages.com

    It is public info, you have your number listed next to your name with an address in the phone book, how does this suprise you?
    Probably not much. But, it just shows what you can find out with just a phone number. Atleast with the whitepages you need first and last name. Then there could be more then one person with that name.....That would be a little harder to narrow down the person your looking for....With a phone number there's no problem finding exactly who your looking for...

    OG

  9. #9
    symatech's Avatar
    symatech is offline Retired Moderator
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    not where I want to be
    Posts
    7,546
    http://publicdata.com You can find out everything about a person (their home, how many registered live there, floor plans, directions...)All you need is a name, ssn, or licence plate number to run. creepy stuff, just think, the next person you piss off in traffic has the potential to find out where you live bummer

  10. #10
    Hed
    Hed is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    1,381
    Yea, um, this has been around forever.

    Whitepages reverse lookup, etc.


    Public information. Hell, i could go to the court house and get the plans for your house OG, theres a ton of public info out there.

  11. #11
    OGPackin's Avatar
    OGPackin is offline Anabolic Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    6,022
    Quote Originally Posted by Hed
    Yea, um, this has been around forever.

    Whitepages reverse lookup, etc.


    Public information. Hell, i could go to the court house and get the plans for your house OG, theres a ton of public info out there.
    Not unless you gotz my name and address you cant....

    OG

  12. #12
    PaRiS2005 is offline Female Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Running through your mind
    Posts
    2,566
    Thats just creepy...

  13. #13
    xfade7's Avatar
    xfade7 is offline Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    The middle of nowhere.
    Posts
    779
    yea kinda old, but i like that google implemented that.. makes it a ton easier for me.

    xf

  14. #14
    Psychotron's Avatar
    Psychotron is offline Anabolic Member
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    2,581
    Quote Originally Posted by OGPackin
    Probably not much. But, it just shows what you can find out with just a phone number. Atleast with the whitepages you need first and last name. Then there could be more then one person with that name.....That would be a little harder to narrow down the person your looking for....With a phone number there's no problem finding exactly who your looking for...

    OG
    CLick Reverse Phone

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •