September 15th, 2011

Ex-Drug Smuggler Turned Data Miner Reclaims a Field He Created

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Hank Asher -- high school dropout, cyber pioneer, friend to law enforcers, enemy to child predators, nemesis of privacy advocates, ex-cocaine smuggler -- is back in the business of finding almost everything that’s known about anyone in the U.S. … After leaving Seisint and while still bound by the non- compete agreement, Asher spent his time and wealth caring for his sister and seeking a cure for her cancer, multiple myeloma. She lived five years longer than her initial prognosis of 18 months. Asher’s creative ideas helped extend her life, said Les Wold of the Mayo Clinic Health System, one of her doctors.

Bloomberg, by Ann Woolner, 9/15/11

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