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No, seriously

Somebody — I want to say Rich Mogull, but I cannot find the reference — wrote sarcastically about breach notices almost always saying “At $COMPANY we take security seriously….” as they report how, well…you know.
I just finished scanning 183 notice letters I got from New York, covering the last half of 2006. Using an extremely inelegant hack involving pdftotext and grep, I can report that a mere 35 of the 183 contain the word “seriously”.
Update: In the comments, Rich says it wasn’t him. Dan Gillmor is the leading candidate.

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