The Merkel government in Germany has decided to get out of nuclear energy and now voters in Italy voted to continue their ban on nuclear energy established in another referendum after the Chernobyl accident. I love another part of their vote--against the Berlusconi government's attempt to privatize the Italian water supply. Some things simply should not be put into profit-making hands.
MSNBC carried this NY Times article that goes along with all of the other recent similar reports. The problem with any widespread technology is what happens if it somehow fails, and security breeches leading to data thefts is a form of failure. And, unfortunately, this kind of failure has much longer repercussions that a direct bank robbery that only takes cash.