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Privacy

Submission + - 1940 Census Data Swamps Servers (informationweek.com)

CowboyRobot writes: ""A trove of census data from 1940 released Monday includes the individual records of millions of U.S. citizens. Privacy watchdogs have warned that public release of the records could lead to identify theft or other misuse.... Shortly after it went live, Archives officials Tweeted that they had received about 22.5 million hits from 1.9 users and they were working with host Amazon Web Services to bring up additional servers""

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