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Back to School: Protecting Your Child from Identity Theft | NakedLaw

Back to School: Protecting Your Child from Identity Theft | NakedLaw | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
As kids go back to school, parents need to know the signs that child identity theft happened, and how to prevent it.
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How a Computer Program Helped Reveal J. K. Rowling as Author of A Cuckoo’s Calling : Scientific American

How a Computer Program Helped Reveal J. K. Rowling as Author of A Cuckoo’s Calling : Scientific American | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Author of the Harry Potter books has a distinct linguistic signature
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Imagine the implications. I wonder if there is scholarly research into "stylometry".

from the article: "Fiction has recently become fact with the improving science of stylometry, the study of writing style."

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from the article: "This technology is clearly a double-edged sword. If Rowling can be identified by computational analysis, what about whistleblowers? Is anyone safe from the modern equivalent of Sherlock’s all-seeing eye? For the moment, yes. The person who truly violated Rowling’s privacy was not my computer or even the Sunday Times reporter, but the tipster who suggested the investigation in the first place. It’s simply not feasible to look at every potential author to see who might have written a book; without old-fashioned detective work (and informants), the haystack is still large enough that needles can successfully hide."