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Content posted in April 2005
Who Knew Shoe Shopping Could Lead To This?
Commentary  |  4/19/2005  | 
As I sit here admiring my Lizsport slip-ons--so stylish and yet so comfortable--and contemplate my Christmas season purchase of black, knee-high boots--so stylish but not quite so comfortable--I can't help but wonder if the thrill of the purchase is worth the risk of personal data theft.
Not Again! Personal Data Compromised
Commentary  |  4/12/2005  | 
Here's hoping that you don't hear from LexisNexis soon. If so, it's likely to be bad news.
Another Casualty For Homeland Security
Commentary  |  4/8/2005  | 
Nowhere has the government's struggle to keep the country safe while at the same time preserving individual liberties been more pronounced than at the Transportation Security Administration. On 9/11 air travel proved to be the weakest link in national security, and a lot of money and effort has since been spent to correct this. Now TSA, which launched in 2002 with ambitious and uncompromising goals of using technology and manpower to keep the airways from again being used as instruments of terro


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