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'Anonymized' credit card data not so anonymous, study shows

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WASHINGTON - Credit card data isn't quite as anonymous as promised, a new study says.

Scientists showed they can identify you with more than 90 per cent accuracy by looking at just four purchases, three if the price is included — ......

FILE - In this May 9, 2012 file photo, a Visa credit card is offered at a store in New York's Times Square. Credit card data isn’t quite as anonymous as promised, a new study says. Scientists showed they can identify you with more than 90 percent accuracy by looking at just four purchases, three if the price is included _ and this is after companies wiped away personal details of credit card transactions. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) Show/Hide caption

FILE - In this May 9, 2012 file photo, a Visa credit card is offered at a store in New York's Times Square. Credit card data isn’t quite as anonymous as promised, a new study says. Scientists showed they can identify you with more than 90 percent accuracy by looking at just four purchases, three if the price is included _ and this is after companies wiped away personal details of credit card transactions. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

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