Island Tel Data Leak

If you look at the listing for Reinvented Inc. in the Island Tel white pages, you will see that our address is listed as “Charlottetown.” Although I could have had our actual street address listed, I decided there was no point in advertising this, as it’s not a place we do business with the public, and there’s no point in sticking a big “hey, there’s computers here” sticker out into the public domain.

Imagine my surprise, then, when I went to YellowPages.ca to see how the company was listed, and found that they’d included a link to a map that shows exactly where we’re located.

I phoned the Yellow Pages office (888-490-3001) to inquire about this, and I was told this was an inadvertent side-effect of our postal code being “on our contract.” The (very helpful) sales rep told me she would remove this postal code, and the map link would disappear on their next monthly updated.

If you’re in a similar situation, you may wish to verify that your address hasn’t been inadvertently leaked onto the Yellow Pages site.

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Will on March 27, 2003 - 07:04

Does this mean I’m not welcome to pop in for a visit to meet you the next time I’m strolling around downtown?

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