This is another example of invasion of privacy by Google

Entering a phone number into the Google search engine can produce a home address and a map with directions to that address.

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Type your home telephone number into Google’s search bar & click the search button . . . MapQuest returns with a physical location of your phone number. People could use this feature to locate your home address, and receive explicit directions on how to get there from anywhere in the country.

You can remove your name off this database

To do this: Type in your full phone number — using dashes — like this: 555-555-5555.

If your number appears in the mapping database, an icon resembling a telephone will appear to left of the entry on the results page. Click on this icon and it will take you to a page containing a description of the service, and a link to request your number be removed!  Recheck your phone # to be sure it has been removed. Also, if you have children, please check their phone # too!

As to the issue of whether this Google feature is a shocking “invasion of privacy,” there are a few points to keep in mind:

  • This feature is not “new” — the PhoneBook service has been offered by Google for several years now.
  • This feature does not work for every phone number. Some classes of phone numbers, such as unpublished phone numbers (i.e., numbers belonging to customers who have requested that their local phone service providers not publish their numbers in printed phone directories or make them available through directory assistance), will not display.

Google Maps : Real time view of earth

  1. Open Google Maps and enable new maps (if you haven’t yet).
  2. Zoom out till you can.
  3. Click on satellite view on the bottom left corner box.

google maps world map

You will see Earth like this:

google earth earth view

You can see real time Earth shadow, the shadowed part of Earth is actually dark at the particular moment you are seeing.

The lights as indicated by smaller arrow are the actual glow of city street light (not real time though).
Zoom in by two mouse scrolls:

Those cloud cover are actual! And in real time!

goole maps clouds

Why people love Jennifer Lawrence so much?

It’s hard for some actors to show one real emotion. Jennifer Lawrence shows you how complex and deep and conflicted her characters are. She overwhelms you with how much she brings to her roles.
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Jennifer Lawrence a great actress. In the films I’ve seen her in, she manages to make us see the subtle and conflicted emotions of the characters. In the Hunger Games, Katniss can be scared for her life, and confused about the romantic triangle while being angry at the capitol and amazed at the excesses of their luxuries.

In Silver Linings Playbook, you see somebody who has faced grief and scorn and who has problems. She’s confident and insecure at the same time. The passion she has for dance and the pain she has in other parts of her life balance.

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