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Truecaller just got creepier: Lists all searched names and numbers on its website

Update: Looks like Truecaller has removed this feature, following our report. The Recent Searches page now redirects to the Truecaller Homepage. (Hat Tip: Aayush in the comments). However, individual pages still exist for numbers, and all you have to do is type truecaller.com/in/+91 {phonenumber} for details (while logged in). Thanks for the headsup @nutanc Update: Shyam Somanadh points out that one can write a simple script that will run through a list of all possible valid numbers and scrape those pages, as the URLs are not even using a simple hash. Earlier: Truecaller is listing all the numbers searched by its users on its website. These numbers when clicked on, provides details such as name of the person, his photo, location and even name of the company he works for (see screenshot below). This raises a new set of privacy issues for the company. Why is Truecaller doing this? The 'Recent Searches' page is listed at the bottom of its homepage and it lists all the searches made by its users from across the world, sorted by country. Truecaller pitches itself as a service that helps users avoid spam calls and there is a similar page listing all spam numbers reported by its users. This might be of help to some users, but it's not clear why the company lists all the searches made by its users on open web. As of now there are around 4.8 million results from India alone on this 'Recent Searches' page. It is worth noting that the details of these persons are only visible when…

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