In Pictures: Can your IP address give away your id...
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Another way to locate individuals is through their websites. If all you have is an IP address, you can type http://plus the IP address on the command line in any browser and, if the site is still active, it appears on your screen. For example, if you type http://188.8.131.52 (then press ENTER), Network World's current home page appears on your screen.
In Pictures: Can your IP address give away your identity?