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Betting on Private Data Search

A CIA-backed Las Vegas firm is pitching a new technology that it says could address many of the privacy problems brought on by the government’s ever-growing need for information in the war on terrorism. Systems Research and Development, a company known for helping casinos spot fraud, has developed a product called Anonymous Entity Resolution. It claims the technology can help investigators determine whether a terrorist suspect appears in two separate databases — say, a government watch list and a hotel reservation system. And the company says it can make that determination without handing over the government list to the hotel, and without handing the reservation records over to the government. Full Story

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