Hello everyone. I know this has nothing to do with A/P, however I wanted to share with all of you. A friend sent this to me and I think many of you will find this interesting especially if you have children!
I am posting this because I am thinking of everyone's safety!
I hope I do not offend anyone, I certainly do not mean to!
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
MapQuest, 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 mapquest 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.
Please look up your own number.
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 (i.e. 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.
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.
Please share this information with friends and family.