Technique for providing personalized information and communication services

  • US 20090110179A1
  • Filed: 10/06/2008
  • Published: 04/30/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/12/1999
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A system for use by a user to protect the privacy of selected telephone numbers in a directory, the system comprising:

  • a memory configured to;

    store a plurality of directories, each of the plurality of directories being associated with a single respective party and comprising one or more telephone numbers at least one of which is to be used to contact selected parties associated with and different from the respective party, wherein at least one directory among the plurality of directories further comprises at least one indicator indicating that a telephone number, stored in the at least one directory is to be disclosed only to a first predetermined group of persons associated with said single respective party; and

    the system further comprising;

    a processor configured to;

    allow access to the at least one directory only to a second predetermined group that includes the first predetermined group of persons; and

    provide the telephone number only to the first predetermined group of persons.

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