Dear sir: your data was stolen

Monday, 13 June 2005, 2:18 PM EST

You haven't been properly inaugurated into the 21st century until you get a letter warning that your personal information has been stolen and you may be a victim of fraud.

I received my letter a few weeks ago. The University of California at Berkeley, where I attended journalism school as a graduate student, wrote to tell me that a computer containing my social security number was stolen in March.

By Dan Goodin at Wired.

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