The United Kingdom’s Daily Mail reports that British citizens who opt out of a government ID card system will lose their ability to obtain, keep a travel passport. From the article — Anybody who objects to their personal details going on the new “Big Brother” ID cards database will be banned from having a passport. […]
Privacy & ID Theft
This embarrasing news for Diebold, posted on bradblog.com, details how hackers recreated a master key for Diebold voting machines from images posted on the Diebold website. DIEBOLD VOTING MACHINE KEY COPIED FROM PHOTO AT COMPANY’S OWN ONLINE STORE!
The Palm Beach Post reports on a recent lecture on identity theft by famous con man Frank Abagnale, whose criminal activities were made into the movie “Catch Me If You Can”. From the article — Frank Abagnale knew about identity theft before it had a name. In fact, he practiced it with precision. His legendary […]
CIO.com is reporting the online ‘phishing’ fraud scams will likely manage to steal as much as $2.6 billion dollars from people in 2006. From the post — Browser makers may have added new antiphishing features to their products in recent months, but the criminals are still gaining ground in their efforts to defraud U.S. consumers, […]
Canada and Germany are rated as the top countries when it comes to privacy protection on their citizens, according to a recent AP article that highlights the findings of an international watchdog group. From the article — Germany and Canada are the best defenders of privacy, and Malaysia and China the worst, an international rights […]