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Old 15th March, 2007, 04:23 PM
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"new paper suggests that hackers have become the folk devils of computer security"

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Thursday, 15 March 2007
Breaches of personal data: blaming the myth and punishing the victim
ARS Technica
By John Timmer | Published: March 14, 2007 - 06:10AM CT

A study that will appear in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication later this year analyzes failures to secure computerized personal records. One of its authors, Phil Howard, was kind enough to provide Ars with a draft copy of the paper. The analysis suggests that both the public understanding of these leaks and the legislative response to them are focusing on the wrong targets...

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