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Extortion, privacy concerns make e-tailers take notice

With ever-increasing Internet use come online security and privacy issues, evident in breaches at CD Universe and others, prompting e-tailers, privacy advocates and government officials to take preventive actions.

 

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With ever-increasing Internet use comes a bevy of online security and privacy issues, evident in breaches at online music retailer CD Universe and others, prompting many e-tailers, privacy advocates and government officials to take preventive actions.

"We have a new economy that is dependent on information technology. We have to protect this economy."

- William Daley, Commerce Department secretary

 


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