Find Your Phone Number on Google.com
There is a new feature that makes it possible to type a telephone
number into Google's search bar,
click the search button, and have a
MapQuest page returned as a result. 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 street address and receive explicit
directions on how to get there from anywhere in the country. One positive
use of this feature could be to determine the location of, say, n party
for whom you may only have a telephone number. On a negative note, this
feature could also be used by an angry party to find out where you live.
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., 404-524-5811).
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.
Maybe you don't want people having a direct map (and the map IS
perfect) to your house just by having your phone number. Go to
and type in your phone number. See how accurate the map is.... leading
right to your house.
[Editor’s note: This “reverse directory” is obviously based on phone
company records. If your address isn’t listed in the phone book, most
likely MapQuest will point to a location in the middle of your hometown.
Nevertheless, your name will pop up with you type in your phone number.]