The hidden messages buried in your documents
When the New England Journal of Medicine used a word-processing function to reveal that Merck &Co. had deleted study data about Vioxx and heart attacks, the pharmaceutical giant joined a long line of organizations bitten by information lurking in electronic files.
It's happened to no less than the White House, the Pentagon, the British prime minister's office and the United Nations.
Each time, making minor electronic adjustments to documents aired juicy details not meant for public disclosure — such as the true author of a file or sensitive data hacked from a final draft. The hidden messages buried in your documents - Tech News & Reviews - MSNBC.com
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