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IRS: Worker took home personal info on 20K workers
AP ^ | March 18 2014 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER

Posted on 03/18/2014 6:49:18 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Internal Revenue Service employee took home personal information on about 20,000 IRS workers, former workers and contractors, putting the data at risk for public release, the agency said Tuesday.

The employee took home a computer thumb drive containing names, Social Security numbers and addresses of the workers, and plugged the drive into an unsecure home network, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said in an email to employees.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; demagogicparty; fairnessdoctrine; impeachnow; irs; obamacare; singlepartystate; wikileaks; zerocare
EVEN if these people were IRS agents...they still have a right to privacy...
1 posted on 03/18/2014 6:49:18 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey
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To: MeshugeMikey

Man, that would have had some heavy consequences where I worked in government.


2 posted on 03/18/2014 6:51:19 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: MeshugeMikey

This individual needs an immediate promotion.


3 posted on 03/18/2014 6:51:50 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: MeshugeMikey

I have no doubt that IRS employees cut their friends and family refunds (with a nice return to them). Like government investigators are going to stop them?


4 posted on 03/18/2014 6:52:36 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: MeshugeMikey

maybe this worker knows something they want to share..cause obama thug sure don’t want to share...

and Privacy??? that no longer counts, not since the selection of Hussein obama...

wake up.


5 posted on 03/18/2014 6:52:58 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: MeshugeMikey

Of course the privacy information is paramount, but the fact that workers are just slamming USB devices into the network and uploading and downloading whatever the heck they want should also set off alarms. No security. No protection. Stuxnet?? How’d that get here?!


6 posted on 03/18/2014 6:54:11 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: MeshugeMikey

Sorry, but they do not!

Hope he puts it on the internet.

Think of it as an “Employee Roster”.


7 posted on 03/18/2014 6:56:36 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: 17th Miss Regt
This individual needs an immediate promotion.

Then he would lerner his lesson!

8 posted on 03/18/2014 6:58:48 PM PDT by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: MeshugeMikey

When individuals in Government become complacent and corrupt, we can kiss this experiment in government goodbye!

This seems to be happening everyplace - and I blame the Democratic party culture.


9 posted on 03/18/2014 7:04:39 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: Deagle

Democratic party culture

Born in the brackish swamp of Washington D.C

It Grew to abnormal size and now uses the entire Nation as its’ wee wee Petri Dish


10 posted on 03/18/2014 7:07:30 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: Dick Bachert

Henry Bowman published a roster of BATF agents.


11 posted on 03/18/2014 7:10:24 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Dick Bachert

If I have the right to protect my social security number so do the dopes who work for the IRS..whether they are honest upright citizens or not

we are either a Nation Of Laws or a Nation....of scofflaws

there is no Middle Gray Area


12 posted on 03/18/2014 7:10:37 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: MeshugeMikey
The thumb drive was manufactured by Snowden Data LLC
13 posted on 03/18/2014 7:14:04 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Navy Patriot

no doubt.


14 posted on 03/18/2014 7:15:07 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

AgencyPersons are public servants, despite their delusions to the contrary.

As such, they have no expectation of privacy, nor should they be given such privacy.

AgencyPersons know where you live, and have all your data. The public has a far greater right to such data regarding their servants than the servants have regarding their masters.

As Braken’s book, “Enemies Foreign And Domestic” made clear - anonymous Pooblik Servants can easily act as tyrants because they know the public can’t reach them.

Out ‘em!


15 posted on 03/18/2014 7:22:25 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

A case can be made for AgencyPersons having financial privacy. However, as the AgencyPerson knows where you live, so too should you know where it lives.


16 posted on 03/18/2014 7:25:03 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Tables turned, now it’s their turn to cry.

Thanks MeshugeMikey.


17 posted on 03/18/2014 7:25:58 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: GladesGuru

We cannot afford to be selective about the LAW.

We are either a Nation of Laws or a Nation of Scofflaws

if I can expect to have my privacy protected...it will be by law

If we dont hold the law to the same standard...for those with whom we disagree we are as screwed up as the progressives who’s hobby it is to trample on the rights of others


18 posted on 03/18/2014 7:26:39 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: GladesGuru

I do not have a right to thier social security number...which was ....included..... in the stew of info.


19 posted on 03/18/2014 7:29:08 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: MeshugeMikey


20 posted on 03/18/2014 7:31:14 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: MeshugeMikey
An IRS spokeswoman declined to comment on the status of the employee who took home the data, citing federal privacy laws.

If there is a law that prevents us from knowing the details of the disciplinary steps taken against this individual, that law needs to be changed.

This person needs to be in prison, posthaste.

21 posted on 03/18/2014 7:32:32 PM PDT by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

That list could come in mighty handy.


22 posted on 03/18/2014 7:34:51 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.")
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To: MeshugeMikey
Seems there are new IRS scandals every month. And still nothing done to Ms. Lerner. She needs to be convicted and lose her pension.
23 posted on 03/18/2014 7:35:06 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: Dante3

The ADULTS had best wrest control of the governmet back from the so call progressives VERT SOON

November 2104 is not that far off in the future.


24 posted on 03/18/2014 7:37:02 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: upchuck

That allegedly non existent Nasty Smidgeon of corruption in the IRS...is a mile wide and a mile deep


25 posted on 03/18/2014 7:38:37 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: SunkenCiv
Who is to say that he/she did not only take the names, numbers, addresses of people who donate to XXX or YYY, or who have any reference in their donations to XXX or YYY, something “Patriot”. I know you would not expect that from and IRS worker, but what if it's another attack on TeaParty supporters. They exist in the IRS, but they have to hide it, big time!
26 posted on 03/18/2014 8:29:32 PM PDT by GizzyGirl
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To: SunkenCiv

Oops, I just saw 20,000. But still, no matter what, this is wrong, wrong, wrong!


27 posted on 03/18/2014 8:31:02 PM PDT by GizzyGirl
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To: MeshugeMikey

This case is just the one which became public. I notice they chose to use one which didn’t have the names of the public at large.

I imagine most of us have had our files stolen by any one of a number of alphabet agency employees. Those incidents haven’t and won’t be released to the public.


28 posted on 03/18/2014 8:37:50 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

“EVEN if these people were IRS agents...they still have a right to privacy...”

I disagree.


29 posted on 03/18/2014 8:44:10 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Shut up and pay your fair share. Welfare recipients are depending on you.


30 posted on 03/19/2014 1:50:35 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Organic Panic

let em eat thier BTS cards


31 posted on 03/19/2014 6:15:54 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Nope. No quarters for quislings. Expose them. Destroy their lives. Make it so nobody wants that job. Evil pieces of garbage. All of them.


32 posted on 03/19/2014 6:33:54 AM PDT by mindburglar (When Superman and Batman fight, the only winner is crime.)
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To: mindburglar

The problem herein is that while we may be correct in defining them as quislings, for our Nation Of Laws to REMAIN a Nation of Laws they remain entitled to the same protection under the law that You and I do.


33 posted on 03/19/2014 6:47:38 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Nope. They are selectively enforcing laws, using their authority to punish people they don’t agree with politically.

They have forfeited their rights as they have seen to it that they have taken away the rights of others.


34 posted on 03/19/2014 6:21:46 PM PDT by mindburglar (When Superman and Batman fight, the only winner is crime.)
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To: mindburglar

I don’t know that all of the people represented in that stack of 20K present and past Irs employees is a scofflaw. Chances are pretty good that a fair number of them were or are.

As such I can’t pass judgement on them all en masse.

Id like to see the IRS demolished, but Im not willing to condemn the whole lot of the people whose social security numbers were purloined along with other personal data.


35 posted on 03/19/2014 6:46:36 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Spreading Peace and Luv Since...1960 something)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I live in FLorida, which has a strong “Sunshine Law”, a Florida Public Documents Act, etc.

Anything done while the AgencyPerson is on the job is public. Period.

Works for Floridians.

;-)


36 posted on 03/19/2014 8:57:37 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Fair enough. I’m a scorched Earth type of guy. I agree that the IRS should be abolished.


37 posted on 03/19/2014 9:44:28 PM PDT by mindburglar (When Superman and Batman fight, the only winner is crime.)
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To: mindburglar

Amen..Onward and Upward!


38 posted on 03/20/2014 6:24:41 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Spreading Peace and Luv Since...1960 something)
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