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Privacy for Sale: How Computerization Has Made Everyone's Private Life an Open Secret
In the age of the computer, the most intimate personal information about each of us is available to almost anyone, at very little cost. This shocking expose of the world of information shows how it happened and what it means for every American.
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published July 1st 1992 by Simon & Schuster
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A topic of constant interest to me. Rothfeder was a Business Week report who really broke the electronic information-selling story in the late ’80s/early ’90s by getting credit reports for Dan Rather and Dan Quayle and profiling the seedier aspects of the info business. The book dates from about that time, so it was interesting to see how his predictions panned out — a mixed bag, I think: Don’t know whether you’ve had this experience, but I’ve been getting privacy statements from every company I ...more