The "Minors 17-10 Database" proposed by the ITRC would contain the name, social security number, and month and year of birth for every child, between birth to the age of 17 years and 10 months.
"The product is simple. Choose from a cut out of a blue-eyed, sandy hair-colored white guy or a green-eyed, blond haired white woman."
Although physicians support the use of electronic health records, concerns about potential privacy breaches remain an issue, according to two research articles published in the January 2010 issue of the Journal of the American Informatics Association
By Gov. Pawlenty’s executive order, the State of Minnesota checks everyone it hires to confirm they’re legal to work. But the Texas firm to which the state farmed out its E-Verify program didn’t safeguard employees’ data, leaving Social Security numb
In an appalling example of government negligence, the U.S. Census Bureau has hired hundreds of serious criminals to enter the homes of unsuspecting Americans to gather statistics for the 2010 count. The astounding information was made public this w
State Rep. Charles Key returned to the U.S. from a trip to China just in time to learn of what U.S. authorities are calling the largest case of identity theft in the U.S.The case involves three men who are accused of stealing more than 130 million credit card and debit card numbers
Radio Frequency ID chip technologies are "too vulnerable in too many ways," according to Chris Paget, an ethical hacker and partner for H4RDW4RE, a new company creating privacy and security solutions to existing RFID problems in the marketplace. The public has been made aware of RFID or Radio Frequency ID technologies commissioned for national identity documents: passports, Enhanced Drivers Licenses, TWIC cards, Speed Passes and even Tribal Identity Cards. Unfortunately, RFID as a government sanctioned technology earned a big brother reputation from its ability to track a persons current location, storing and conveying private information from 20 - 30 feet away.
The Honolulu Advertiser published photostats of the original long-form birth certificates of twin daughters born to Eleanor Nordyke at Kapi'olani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital Aug. 5, 1961, one day after Obama was supposedly born at the same facility.
The key point that was pressed by the authors was that the one SSN mostly used by Obama while he was in Illinois building his political career was one that records show belongs to an individual who is 119 years old.
That's a stopper, eh?
Researchers have shown that public information readily gleaned from public sources can be used to routinely predict most — and sometimes all — of an individual's nine-digit Social Security number.
Facebook is backing off a change in its user policy that included permanent ownership of your image and personal information after massive protests.
Facebook has an "irrevocable, perpetual" license to use your "name, likeness, and image for any purpose".
Very informative video for anyone with (or considering creating) a Facebook account.
A new lawsuit is being prepared... and this one will include a demand from state lawmakers who forward state funds to Washington for documentation of his qualifications.
“By the time a car stops at the Customs booth, the agent will have the photos and information of everyone in the car. If a name is on a watch list or database, the person will be taken in for questioning. The system will be “more efficient,” says Tho
The recent hacking into Boston's mass transit system by three local university students underscores a much broader problem: More than a billion mass-transit fare cards and door-swipe badges worldwide have a security weakness.
The State Department will soon begin production of an electronic passport card that security specialists and members of Congress fear will be vulnerable to alteration or counterfeiting.
The US has outsourced the manufacturing of its electronic passports to overseas companies — including one in Thailand victimized by Chinese espionage — raising concerns that cost savings are put ahead of national security.
Personal information on about 650,000 customers of J.C. Penney and up to 100 other retailers could be compromised after a computer tape went missing. GE Money, which handles credit card operations for Penney and many other retailers, said the missing
A fifteen year old girl, alone in her room, sees mysterious text appear across her computer screen. The messages are ominous. "Submit nude photos or your family will be harmed."
The action has led to nationwide panic, has been described by the British Government as catastrophic, and as far away as Australia raises the question as to how safe is your identity and who knows your personal financial details?
Are multi-national companies playing fast and loose with our personal information? From personal experience, I would say yes! With all of the warnings we get regarding identity theft, why are large multi-national corporations treating their customers
The Orange County Superior Court signed a $1.5 million contract in March 2006 to hand over half-a-million traffic tickets every year to Cal Coast Data Entry (CCDE) in Nogales, Mexico. Don't worry though, Sonoran police promise every processor goe
PC World reports that an online database operated by the Texas Sec of State is exposing sensitive personal information -- including Social Security numbers -- in searchable documents online. The story, which looks at the state's SOSDirect Web Si
A stolen computer storage device contained more than twice the number of taxpayers' identifications than had been previously reporte, Gov. Ted Strickland said Wednesday, but he emphasized there is still no indication the data have been compromise
Now, experts are warning that photocopiers could be a culprit as well. That's because most digital copiers manufactured in the past five years have disk drives - the same kind of data-storage mechanism found in computers - to reproduce documents
CBS 2 camera recently went undercover to tell you about a scam many people don't know about. It starts in your local post office, and right now there is nothing you can do to stop it. An identity thief hijacked Steve Zuckerman's name by ste
(I know I'm being cute here) Australina country singer Keith Urban has filed a suite against a New Jersey painter also called Keith Urban, claiming the painter's use of the domain Keithurban.com is misleading. The painter's website says
(If your get caught with pot, minimum mandatory of 5 to 15 years) The co-founder of a web site that investigators claimed was on the largest online centers for trafficking in stolen identity information and credit cards was senteneced Thursday to 2
Records containing personal information on more than 150,000 voters are missing at city election offices, and officials are trying to determine if the files were lost, moved or stolen. [Who cares? They sell your information anyway.]