Big Brother, Big Business on CNBC

On Wednesday November 1st at 9 PM / 12 AM ET CNBC will premiere a news special called “Big Brother, Big Business” that will take a look at the government and big business involvement in recording and analyzing the personal information and activities of everyday people. From the CNBC site — The rapid advance of […]

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RFID No-Swipe Credit Cards Get Hacked

Sometimes high tech personal identification is “too smart by half”. The New York Times reports on how easy it is to hack no-swipe ( RFID ) credit cards and retrieve the personal identification information that is encoded on the cards. From the article — Tom Heydt-Benjamin tapped an envelope against a black plastic box connected […]

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Chicago Database of Voters Hacked

ABC News is reporting on a Chicago voter database that has been hacked by a non-partisan civic organization, exposing the personal information, including social security numbers, of over 1 million people. From the report — As if there weren’t enough concerns about the integrity of the vote, a non-partisan civic organization today claimed it had […]

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Software Can Record All Communications on Your Office PC

This recent blog posting on the Wichita Eagle web site discusses a new software program that employers can use to record all communications made from your office PC, including your use of any personal email sites like Yahoo; instant messaging programs or VOIP programs. Reprinted from Kansas.com – There is no privacy in the workplace […]

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Identity Theft – 10 Steps for Protecting Your Personal Information

The Federal Citizen Information Center states that over 88 million personal data records for US citizens have been exposed in security breaches since February 2005. Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the country. The FCIC advises the following 10 steps to protect your personal information from identity theft: • Check your credit reports […]

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