Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

[off topic] Internet safety....please read

Expand Messages
  • Anastacia Elizabeth of the College of Sv
    Interesting but dangerous feature..... Hello, Take a look at the note below - if you go to www.google.com and type in your telephone number it will actually
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 9, 2003
    • 0 Attachment
      Interesting but dangerous feature.....


      Hello, Take a look at the note below - if you go to www.google.com
      and
      type in your telephone number it will actually pull up directions to
      your
      house - there is a way to have your number removed. Many people are
      unaware of this danger. I was, in fact! Go to www.google.com then
      type in
      your phone number (separated by hyphens, including area code) and
      click on
      Google Search. If your phone number is listed it will show your name
      and
      address and give you two map options. Yahoo and MapQuest. See how
      accurate
      the map is to your home. VERY SCARY!!!

      Any person wishing to discover the physical location of a phone
      number, be
      it a home or business address,could use this feature to locate a
      physical
      street address, and receive directions on how to get there from
      anywhere in
      the country. In the age of
      the internet communication we all know the dangers of this - for
      adults
      and CHILDREN!

      Google has made available an option that will allow anyone to REMOVE
      their
      telephone number from the database that is linked to the mapping
      feature.
      You will first need to check if your number is listed in this manner
      by
      attempting a search-entering your full telephone number separated by
      dashes
      (e.g. 555-555-5555). If the number appears in the mapping database,
      an icon
      resembling a telephone will appear next to the first or second entry
      on the
      results page. Clicking on this icon will take you to a page
      containing a
      description of the service, and a link to
      request your number be removed from the database. So far unlisted
      numbers
      and cell phone numbers, do not show up. Happy searching! Be safe!
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.