Computers: An Electronic Assault on Privacy?

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After living quietly for five months on the outskirts of Los Angeles with her two children, Rosa Delgado came home one day to a rude surprise. Her landlord had sued to have her evicted, contending that he needed her $390-a-month apartment for his sister. Delgado, 28, a nurse's assistant, at first refused to move. Eventually she settled out of court, accepting her landlord's offer of a little cash and a 30-day grace period in which to find a new home. But when she began apartment hunting, she encountered some unexpected resistance. One landlord objected to her children. Another did not want...

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