Re: Privacy on the internet #general
Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>
With the mapping programs available today, anyone with your address can type
it in and get a map that points to your location. (Google merely automated
that process for the convenience of your friends.) Anyone who has your
phone number can enter it in a reverse directory (several are on-line) hand
have a good chance of finding your address.
And *anyone* who puts their name on a web site or in an email sent to a
mailing list will find that a search engine will list them. Messages on
lists are archived and available, like web sites, for the programs that
harvest and index information for inclusion in the search engines. That is
how, and part of why, search engines are such useful things.
If you don't like this, you had best, move to a different address, get a new
phone number, and stay off the internet in all its forms.
Should you be concerned? If you lived in a small town even 50 years ago,
the others in the town would know more about you than has been revealed by
the above described sources. Would you have been concerned?
The major concern these days is identity theft. For that you want to
control your social security number and perhaps your date of birth and
signature. Your phone number is likely of little value in that regard.
These thieves work at long distance and are, in my opinion, unlikely to want
to visit your home.
"Dorothy Harper" < dorothyharper17@... > wrote in message
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