News: Feeling insecure? | Coloradan magazine

11 July 2011 02:20 PM CDT


Usually I don't fret that much about online privacy.  However, the above article made me pause and think for a second.  Consider the following piece of information taken from the article:

"according to one study, 87 percent of the population can be uniquely identified with just three pieces of information - zip code, birthday, and gender."
 So, if you've ever publicly shared those three items someone knows how to uniquely identify you.  Furthermore, the article points out how often the government actually uses online databases to find information about people.  It's a little alarming and has definitely set my wheels spinning with regards to how I feel about online privacy.  Hmmmm ...


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