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Selling Your Data Blood

The AP reports:

The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights say personal information is so vulnerable now that it was able to go on the Internet and purchase the Social Security numbers and home addresses of U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, CIA Director George Tenet and Attorney General John Ashcroft, and Karl Rove, the president’s chief political adviser.

The info cost $26 each.

Inspired by the Net’s trend toward disintermediation, I’ve decided to cut out the middleman. What am I bid for my Social Security number? Act now and I’ll throw in a Mastercard with $1,700 of credit still available…

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4 Responses to “Selling Your Data Blood”

  1. is it bad form to cite your own maxim? hmmm, ok i will anyway:

    Norlin’s Maxim: the internet inexorably drags everything it touches toward the public domain.

    including identity — hence the internet’s fundamental character will force the internet to change from a network of anonymity to one of identity….

  2. I think you got it right David–sell yourself before something else sells yourself for you and keeps all the loot for itself

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