+vegaschick Posted October 20, 2006 Share Posted October 20, 2006 I just wanted to make everyone aware of the following issue: Google has now tagged every single person that has an account with www.geocaching.com. I went to Google the other day and typed in my geocaching nickname and quite a few things came up (because I use the same nickname for other sites), including several of my geocaching logs and my profile. You can try it for yourself too. I can't imagine that no one doesn't think this is a big deal, but I'm a little freaked out. I don't mind opening up and sharing my life with fellow geocachers, but I don't like the idea that ANYONE in the WORLD can pull up my information and a picture of me, and from my logs, possibly be able to figure out the area in which I live. I'm not upset with the geocaching site and I'm not going to cancel my account, but I also don't want to "start over" by opening a new account and changing my nickname obviously doesn't work. I just found an e-mail address for Google, so I'll report this to them and see what they say. Anyone else's opinion? Quote Link to comment
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