Google Phonebook Name Removal

    May 10, 2007

Does it scare you that typing your residential phone number in the Google Search bar (not to be confused with the Google Toolbar) reveals your name and residential details with a map (via Google Map) of your home through a reverse lookup?
It was common knowledge that the World Wide Web was a storehouse of fascinating information but this edges towards the scary, with identity thefts, stalkers and wrong-doers all around.

Thankfully, Google themselves have come up with a form available at Google Phonebook Name Removal which removes your precious data within 48 hours. Removing your business numbers is also possible. However, once removed it will not be added back again. Once again, save your privacy!