[SPORK, STORK] Google love / fear, privacy, "Surveillance
cherot at herot.com
Wed Apr 16 19:08:33 PDT 2003
Oh, p l e a s e!
There have been reverse-lookup directories on the Internet since the
beginning of time. And before that (gasp!) there were big, thick books that
listed the phone numbers and addresses of almost everyone.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: fork-bounces at xent.com [mailto:fork-bounces at xent.com] On Behalf Of
> Jeff Bone
> Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2003 5:58 PM
> To: fork at xent.com
> How to survive in a 'Surveillance Nation'
> Patrick Houston,
> Editorial Director, AnchorDesk
> Friday, March 28, 2003
> Last week, I received an e-mail from a much-alarmed former colleague.
> She forwarded to me a message thread from a similarly alarmed group of
> her professional peers. "Pat, you need to write about this!!!!" she
> The impetus behind her plea? A Google search result. Her
> correspondents--a group of about 100 human resources
> practitioners--were alerting each other to this: When you type a
> telephone number into Google, it instantaneously returns the number's
> owners, their home address, and--oh, by the way--a detailed Yahoo map
> of where they live.
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