Google Maps knew where I lived

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Okay this is bizarre and i have no clue how in the world it can happen

Ok i use Cable as connection to the internet

Now i just came back from lunch. To my house

Started up google - And i was using street view for fun

I decided to look at my house - Since i live in New York Tri State area,. Google street has it all.

Anyway, in the bar where you input an address

I was about to type my address. 233....And then it was automatically there - Perfectly typed. with zipcode and everything

What the heck? I never typed my address in this thing? or my computer at alL - I just formatted 2 days ago - 2 times because first time i was paranoid about something. so basically last night i installed win xp my second time - my first time was the day before yesterday

I do have a gmail account/ Which i've had for 1 year. But still - I just use it for mail and documents
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Hi
I remembered watching a clip that was funny about google maps.

Google Maps.. Gone Wrong http://www.filecabi.net/video/Google_Maps.html
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Staed wrote:
Hi
I remembered watching a clip that was funny about google maps.

Google Maps.. Gone Wrong http://www.filecabi.net/video/Google_Maps.html

hahaha lol.

@LINE71X, I have no idea how that happened though ...

I saw something else the other day that I have never seen before. If you look at this search result, you'll see that the first result (not sponsored) has a "Show map of 537 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215, USA" link, but nowhere on that site can I see any address ... how is that possible ?
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You have to remember that ALL of Googles services talk to eachother in the background even though they're on different domains alot of times.

Do you have an Adsense account linked to your Google account ?
Maps could have gotten your address from that if you were logged in when you were using maps.
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LINE71X wrote:
I was about to type my address. 233....And then it was automatically there - Perfectly typed. with zipcode and everything


Ever use a garmin gps? When you type the address into those they auto fill like that. It's nothing to worry about...probably...but only so many streets have addresses that start with 233 so it would narrow it down pretty quick and then update with ajax.
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They're watching you............:-)
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Creepy since you said you have not typed in your addy since you reformatted right?

@Joebert --- Yeah..that is most probably it.
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lol I experienced that when I logged in to gmail went to blogger and found that I was already logged in there... lol
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that is a nice video !!

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