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Simson Garfinkel
Computer Scientist

Simson L Garfinkel is the author of Database Nation: The Death of Privacy in the 20th Century, and 14 other books. His current research interests include privacy in big data, cybersecurity and usability. He has previously worked in digital forensics, digital information management, medical imaging, and counter-terrorism.

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