Britons Who Refuse Mass Surveillance Will Lose Passports

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. […]

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Diebold Voting Machine Key Copied From Company Website

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!

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“Catch Me” Con Man Gives Advice on Identity Theft

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 […]

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Phishers to Steal $2.6 Billion from People in 2006

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, […]

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Canada and Germany Top Countries on Privacy Protection

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 […]

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