Technology » September 2008 Email Print See Inside Information Of The World, Unite! Mashing everyones personal data, from credit-card bills to cell phone logs, into one all-encompassing digital dossier is the stuff of Orwellian nightmares. But it is not as easy as most people assume By Simson L. Garfinkel This is only a preview. Get the rest of this article now! Select an option below: Buy Digital Issue Customer Sign In *You must have purchased this issue or have a qualifying subscription to access this content It has been identified that the institution you are trying to access this article from has institutional site license access to Scientific American on nature.com. Click here to access this article in its entirety through site license access.