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Resource ID: #17950
Subject: Privacy
Source: Atlantic Monthly
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Date: March

Description

Society will have to redefine what is meant by "privacy" in a world with caller I.D. and patents for imbedded chips which track people remotely. The market for tools and services that safeguard privacy is hopping (paper shredders, Hushmail, body guards all in demand). "A person can't function in American society without regularly using a Social Security Number, which has become a de facto national ID number --and which, as such, is the key to all sorts of private information. If one needs a mortgage, as almost everybody buying a home, does, one has to turn over paged of detailed background date, some of which banks can then sell to whomever they like." The article includes the who's who and what to read surrounding the privacy issue.

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