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Technology's Toll on Privacy and Security

Computers, databases and networks have connected us like never before, but at what cost?

How I Stole Someone's Identity

The author asked some of his acquaintances for permission to break into their online banking accounts. The goal was simple: get into their online accounts using the information about them, their families and acquaintances that is freely available online

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The Web Ushers In New Weapons of War and Terrorism

Protesters, terrorists and warmongers have found the Internet to be a useful tool to achieve their goals. Who will bring law and order to cyberspace?

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International Report: What Impact Is Technology Having on Privacy around the World?

ScientificAmerican.com, with help from our international colleagues, highlights privacy and security issues in China, Japan, the Middle East, Russia and the U.K.

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