Re: re saying where you are #general
"Stan Goodman" < SPAM_FOILER@hashkedim.com > wrote
I don't think anyone who has contributed to this thread had in mindActually taking your example using http://www.infobel.com/usa/ there are no
Faye Levy's in Chicago and there is just one in New York.
I don't know what percentage of US telephone subscribers are ex-directory,
but this clearly only relates to those subscribers actually on the database.
I have looked at the London on-line phone directory.
I have taken the most popular name, Smith, and chosen the initial L.
There are about 200 L Smith's.
In the London directory, unlike the US directory, only initials are used
rather than first names.
With the addition of first names, I would suggest that even with such a
popular name as Smith there would be a wide range of first names, and
therefore it would one would obtain few names of Smith plus a particular
It therefore seems to me that it would be quite easy to identify a
particular person >from the phone database, even in a large city - without
knowing their actual address.
COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov,