>Dear family & friends, >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. 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, 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 alarmi! ng. In >order to >test whether your phone number is mapped, go to: http://www.google.com/ Google Search the world's information, including webpages, images, videos and more. Google has many special features to help you find exactly what you're looking for. 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 telephone icon next to your phone number. Removal >takes >48-hours. If you are unlisted in th! e 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 map, it will show you a direct map to your house... Please >forward on to friends and family.