While the computer industry applauded the release last month of Intel Corp.'s new Pentium III micro-chip processor, three advocacy groups were less than enthusiastic.

Citing privacy concerns related to the new identification numbers in the chip, the groups have taken their concerns directly to six funds within the estimated $92 billion, 128-fund socially-responsible mutual fund sub-culture. Intel should be advertising "Big Brother Inside," the groups say. The targeted funds are the Calvert Social Equity Fund, Citizens Emerging Growth Fund, the Domini Social Equity Fund, Dreyfus Third Century, the Parnassus Fund and the Smith Barney Concert Social Awareness Fund.

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