Stealing Identities, and Ideas Identity theft is becoming commonplace. It seems like every other week, there's another story of a few thousand Social Security numbers compromised, or several thousand credit reports stolen. But commentator Paul Ford says that the identity thief may not be the clever hacker you suspect. Ford is an editor at Harper's magazine.
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Identity theft is becoming commonplace. It seems like every other week, there's another story of a few thousand Social Security numbers compromised, or several thousand credit reports stolen. But commentator Paul Ford says that the identity thief may not be the clever hacker you suspect. Ford is an editor at Harper's magazine.