A friend sent me this info in an e-mail - it's getting scary how easy it is for people to get your information these days!
Google has implemented a new feature which enables you to type a telephone number into the search bar, 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 did come up, I clicked map and Mapquest gave directions directly to the house. Quite scary. Please look up your own number. In order to test whether your phone number is mapped, go to: www.google.com
Type your phone number in the search bar (i.e. 555-555-1212) and hit
If you want to B L O C K Google from divulging your private information, simply click on your telephone number and then click on the
Removal Form. Removal takes 48 hours.