An important simplification

You've probably read as many articles like this one from as I have:

Anything you wouldn't feel comfortable having someone pick up and read, you should shred, says Jerry Haas, vice president of sales and marketing for American Document Destruction Corp. in Tampa, Fla.

Criminals need very little information to steal your identity. With your Social Security number they can apply for credit cards, cellular phones, loans, bank accounts, apartments and utility accounts.

Garbages hold a plethora of information. Once your Social Security number or an account number hits the dumpster, your identity is floating among the refuse, just waiting to be stolen. Shredding is a minimal inconvenience and minor expense compared to its alternative — becoming an identity theft victim.

But James Governor, a leading member of the British Identerati, has brought our attention to a far simpler, cost-effective solution:

DON'T waste money on expensive paper shredders to avoid having your identity stolen. Simply place a few dog doo's in the bin bags along with your old bank statements.

Is there a digital equivalent for this piercing simplification and refactoring?

I'm not sure if this proposal originated on, but it appears so since the site is full of good ideas. Here is a further example:

WORRIED that your teeth will be stained after a heavy night drinking red wine? Simply drink a bottle of white wine before going to bed to remove the stains.

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Kim Cameron

Work on identity.