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It doesn't create a risk of these activities.

It may make it easier for people to commit fraud, though I suspect anyone considering that career choice is probably slightly ahead of the content of this article.

As to identity theft - I can't see how this article would help or hinder anyone in that pursuit. I guess if you follow one of the practices described - unique ID attributes at your various throwaway / anonymity-desired sites you visit - you may make it slightly harder for someone to pinch your identity.




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