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What a hot mess. And I don’t mean Irma’s destructive impact, which we will all be following closely. Equifax Inc., one of America’s three major credit bureaus, revealed last week that its website had been breached and that the names, Social Security numbers, birthdates, addresses and driver’s license numbers of 143 million Americans may have been comprised. That’s more than half the U.S. population—including your faithful Monday newsletter correspondent. Maybe? “Based on the information provided, we believe that your personal information may have been impacted by this incident,” the Equifax incident response website informed me when I entered in my name and the last six digits of my Social Security number.

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