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Big Data is Both a Weapon and Liability with Identity Theft

Identity theft is a growing problem in the United States. Sophisticated data mining tools can monitor these transactions in real-time.

Identity theft is a growing problem in the United States. Experts estimate that over 13 million peoplehave their identity stolen every year. Unfortunately, advances in digital technology have exacerbated the problem. At the same time, they offer new solutions to people that could have their identity stolen. Big data makes our identities more vulnerable Almost every sensitive piece of information about us is available online somewhere. Our Social Security Numbers, addresses, family lineage, income and educational information is all stored on a number of servers online.

Source: smartdatacollective.com
Author: Annie Qureshi

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