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Your SSN–and its inherent dichotomy

ThinkAdvisor’s Melanie Waddell takes a look at the history of the Social Security Number and its journey from a simple way to track earnings under the program to its present-day role as a “widely used as personal identifiers.” Her post delves into the problems this evolution has created, most notably the frequent situation in which malicious acquisition of this personal identifier leads to a variety of problems for many people. Her article touches on the dichotomy created as a result of SSN’s perception of being secure, while at the same time being required to be provided in a variety of situations not related to its original intent. Read her post here…


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