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Criminals can use data mining, too

Sunday, June 25, 2006. The federal government's bungled data security puts the nation at risk of more than identity theft.

Not only is the Bush administration invading Americans' privacy, it is putting the nation at risk by failing to safeguard legitimately collected data.

First there was the theft of personal data of about 26.5 million military veterans.

Then the Pentagon revealed that records about 2.2 million active-duty National Guard and Reserve troops were stolen.


The same sophisticated data mining techniques the Bush administration uses to search through Americans' phone records might find in the stolen data an army officer susceptible to financial blackmail or a nuclear contractor who could be impersonated.

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