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SV.com: Internet plan spurs Privacy fear

Oct 12, 1999, 16:42 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ted Bridis)

"A proposal to improve the way information flows across the Internet is drawing attention from privacy advocates, who worry its design could be used to trace a sender's identity.

"Engineers creating a new Internet address system are proposing to include a unique serial number from each personal computer within every parcel of data. That could vastly simplify the sometimes befuddling job of setting up computers so they can talk to each other on a network.

"But critics warn that, if adopted, the move could potentially strip away a measure of anonymity and security...'

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