You can't look up Philly property owners by name anymore. City cites 'security matters.'

Philadelphia officials have reprogrammed the city’s property-search website to remove the ability to look up properties by the names of their owners, citing undisclosed security concerns.Under the change implemented about a week ago, users of the search at property.phila.gov can still find out who owns a property by inputting an address. But searchers can no longer enter the names of people or companies to see the addresses of properties they own.“We decided that disabling the search function can help prevent any heat-of-the-moment incidents that would target a property owner, while still keep…

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