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  • Who's safe from risk of identity theft? No one

    03/01/2015 7:48:03 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 3-1-15 | Ruben Rosario
    I got hacked twice this month. The first time I was going for a layup at the local gym. The second time was learning I'm among the more than 313,000 Minnesotans and nearly 80 million Americans whose personal information might have been accessed during the recent Anthem health insurer data breach. The compromised information includes names, member health identification numbers, dates of birth, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, and employment and income information. Now, I'm an old-school, practical kind of guy. I try as much as I can to pay bills and items face to face with cash. I shred...
  • Dear White People: 3 Acts Of Casual Racism That You May Be Guilty Of Doing

    10/12/2014 12:07:17 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 81 replies
    WebProNews ^ | October 11, 2014 | Toni Matthews-El
    “Dear White People, the minimum requirement of black friends needed to not seem racist has been raised to two….Sorry, your ‘weed man’ Tyrone does not count!” Just like that, the upcoming Dear White People movie moved into highly controversial territory. The trailers (both standard and the recent red band) touch on scenarios that call out the casual racism still acted out in a supposedly “post-racial” America. Although the statements and questions raised by the lead character Samantha White may seem outlandish to some white Americans, for far too many African Americans her rants represent everyday reality. Here are some things...
  • Are you stealing cars without knowing it?

    10/10/2014 6:57:27 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 4 replies
    The Street ^ | 10-8-2014
    Are you stealing cars without knowing it? 10/08/14 - Here's another reason to protect your identity -- car thieves are stealing personal information to buy new vehicles directly from dealerships, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). The bureau says crooks have been frustrated by late-model cars with advanced safeguards that make hot-wiring difficult. But resourceful thieves are now using stolen IDs and fake driver's licenses to purchase or lease vehicles, which they then sell after changing vehicle identification numbers (VINs). "It's comparable to a hacker stealing IDs," explains Joe Wehrle, the NICB president and CEO, in a written...
  • Identity Theft Protection is it worth it?

    03/12/2014 5:49:44 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 39 replies
    Me | March 12, 2014 | Me
    Is identity theft a real enough problem to warrant $10/month monitoring service? I must decide whether or not to get the service but to initiate it I must trust the service with a lot of personal data.
  • New Payment Method Scans Veins (in your hand), not Visa

    02/07/2014 1:50:55 PM PST · by xzins · 37 replies
    CBN ^ | February 07, 2014 | CBN
    American consumers may soon be able to pay for merchandise by hand - literally. Two friends in New Jersey have come up with PulseWallet, a system that links your credit card information and other payment methods to your palm. The technology scans the patterns of the veins in your palms. You can then use that information to confirm your identity when you pay for something at a checkout or elsewhere by using a biometric payment terminal. "You are your wallet. Secured with a key that only you hold," the company's website said. The devices are set for mass production in...
  • Police Arrest Illegal Aliens With Ties To Massive Target Credit Card Breach

    01/20/2014 6:47:48 PM PST · by montag813 · 27 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-20-2014 | TRN
    Police have arrested two Mexican illegal aliens on fraud charges in the first arrests tied to the December Target credit card breach -- a stark reminder of the frequent involvement of illegal immigration and identity theft in the U.S.On Sunday, Police arrested 27-year-old Mary Carmen Garcia and 28-year-old Daniel Guardiola Dominguez both from Monterrey as they tried to cross into the U.S. from Reynosa with 96 fraudulent credit credit cards in their possession, said Police Chief Victor Rodriguez. Account information stolen during the Target security breach was used to produce the credit cards. The illegals, both from Monterrey, Mexico, used cards...
  • Hiding the Hacking at HealthCare.gov [will not let you know]

    12/23/2013 4:22:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    National Review ^ | December 23, 2013 | John Fund
    Christmas shoppers were stunned to learn last Thursday that computer hackers had made off with the names and other personal info of some 40 million Target customers. Some of the pilfered information is reportedly being sold on the black market, prompting JP Morgan Chase to limit purchases and cash withdrawals on debit cards owned by recent Target shoppers. But at least Target informed its customers of the security breach, as it is required by federal law to do. HealthCare.gov faces no such requirement; it need never notify customers that their personal information has been hacked or possibly compromised. The Department...
  • [Video] Woman's Identity Stolen After Signing Up For ObamaCare

    11/12/2013 8:31:16 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Conservative America ^ | 11/12/13 | staff
    You won't see the mainstream media reporting on this story. Lisa Martinson called customer service after she forgot her password. That’s when she was told that three different people were given the password to her account, her address, and her Social Security number.
  • John McAfee on Obamacare: ‘This is a hacker’s wet dream’ [VIDEO]

    10/03/2013 8:36:16 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-3-2013 | Jeff Poor
    On Fox Business Network’s “Cavuto” on Wednesday, computer programmer and founder of McAfee, Inc. John McAfee said the online component of Obamacare “is a hacker’s wet dream” that will cause “the loss of income for the millions of Americans who are going to lose their identities.” For starters, McAfee said the way it is set up makes it possible for fake websites be set up to fool people to think they’re signing up for Obamacare. “It’s seriously bad,” McAfee said. “Somebody made a grave error, not in designing the program but in simply implementing the web aspect of it. I...
  • Israeli Biometric Database Program to Begin in Two Weeks

    07/02/2013 8:22:51 PM PDT · by haffast · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | 6/27/2013, 2:26 PM | Chana Ya'ar
    The Interior Ministry has announced that Israel’s biometric database program will officially begin in two weeks. That’s when the government will start building a biometric database of all Israeli citizens by upgrading the folded blue plastic ID cards (“teudat zehut”) and other non-citizen Ids with fingerprints and facial recognition data. Not everyone is happy about this plan. The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) expressed outrage in a statement by spokesman Marc Grey, who warned, “The police could use this information in all kinds of ways to avoid their constitutional responsibilities of due process – and then you have...
  • Who Are We Now? (Vanity)

    05/17/2013 6:48:58 AM PDT · by dagogo redux · 11 replies
    5/17/13 | dagogoredux
    As our country becomes fundamentally transformed, I’m having a bit of an identity crisis regarding my relationship to my country and to its government - two entities that had always seemed distinct but with a common bond of beneficent purpose. For most of my life, I used to believe that I knew who I was: I was a “citizen.” That word defined my fundamental role towards both my country and its government. Now “citizen” doesn’t quite seem to fit the bill any more, nor is it a notion that is encouraged nor politically correct. It almost seems elitist. Some might...
  • 'Joe's Law': Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Strategy to Derail Amnesty Enrages the Left

    04/14/2013 5:49:08 AM PDT · by montag813 · 43 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-14--2013 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaWebsite | Facebook | Twitter Sheriff Joe Arpaio is facing a campaign to recall him from office. They are collecting signatures, and already have more than half the required amount with two months to go. This follows a re-election campaign last year which saw unprecedented amounts spent on both sides, as George Soros committed $10 million to oust "America's Sheriff". Joe was forced to spend his entire 'war chest' of $8 million to (barely) hold onto office - the closest race of his career. Why?Why is the Left in America so focused on a single county's...
  • Woman gets prison time in 'total identity theft'(Illegal steals American Woman's life)

    03/25/2013 7:11:51 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/25/2013 | Yahoo
    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — For almost 12 years, a Houston elementary school teacher and an illegal immigrant living in Topeka have engaged in a tug of war to claim the identity of Candida L. Gutierrez in a case that has put a face on the growing crime of "total identity theft" in the United States. On Monday, the real Candida L. Gutierrez saw her identity thief, Benita Cardona-Gonzalez, for the first time. Their encounter came inside a federal courtroom in Wichita, where Cardona-Gonzalez, a Mexican national, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for possessing fraudulent identification documents. The plea...
  • Sheriff Joe Raids Restaurant Chain, Arrests 11 Illegals Using Stolen IDs

    03/15/2013 7:42:13 PM PDT · by montag813 · 21 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-16-2013 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaWebsite | Facebook | Twitter Recent Border Patrol data suggest that the traffic flow of illegal alien across our Southern border may be starting to shift away from Arizona and towards Texas. Maricopa County's Sheriff may be a big reason illegal aliens are increasingly avoiding the Grand Canyon State. Last week Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his deputies smashed a big human smuggling ring that brought thousands of illegal aliens in and through Arizona over the past 4 years - but won't anymore. Arpaio leads the 3rd largest Sheriff's Department in the United States, and - in stark contrast...
  • Immigration and Extortion

    01/30/2013 1:12:34 AM PST · by rmlew · 6 replies
    National Review: The Corner ^ | January 28,2013 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    If sovereignty is to mean anything, then a country is entitled to decide whom it wants to join its ranks and whom it wishes to exclude from them.If, on balance, an exhaustive amnesty for those who have deliberately ignored the law is determined to be a fair prospect for America, then there is a case for doing it; if changing the law to allow certain people to become part of the American polity is regarded by Americans as being advantageous to them, then there is a case for doing it; if allowing nobody in or everybody in is good for...
  • 52% of Catholic Campuses with Pro-Homosexual Clubs Study Shows

    11/19/2012 2:01:21 PM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 13 replies
    TFP ^ | 11-19-12 | TFP
    Catholic colleges with these clubs are listed here After meticulous examination, TFP Student Action volunteers found pro-homosexual student clubs at 111 Catholic institutions of higher learning.  Of the 211 Catholic universities and colleges listed by Ganley’s Catholic Schools in America, 52 percent appear to sponsor organizations which undermine Catholic morality. From 2009 to 2012, the number of pro-homosexual clubs operating on Catholic campuses has risen by 7 percent. Research conducted in 2009 found clubs at 45 percent of Catholic colleges.   Many of these clubs act as platforms of dissent.  They sponsor sinful events and promote ideas that advance the...
  • Court exempts union bosses from laws against identity theft

    10/29/2012 8:48:42 AM PDT · by unixman9627 · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/27/2012 | Mark Mix
    One November day in 2007, 33 AT&T workers in central North Carolina found out that their Social Security numbers and other private information had been posted for the world to see -- exposing them to identity theft and credit fraud.
  • Ex-State Dept. worker admits identity theft

    10/28/2012 1:00:22 PM PDT · by SvenMagnussen · 18 replies
    WTOP ^ | Oct. 26, 2012 | Staff
    AP - headline only
  • Police: Disguised banker stole identity, bought $50K in mail-order gold coins ( PA & NJ )

    08/23/2012 9:18:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    The Citizens' Voice ^ | August 23, 2012 | Steve McConnell
    John Yurkovic summed up the sentence in one word: "Ridiculous." The former New Jersey cop was stunned when he learned a former banker who stole his identity, rented a mailbox in his name in Dunmore and had $50,000 in gold coins fraudulently paid for through his checking account was sentenced to three years probation. "If a kid snatches a purse from a little old lady on the corner, the judge is going to put him in jail," said Yurkovic, when contacted by phone after Carlos Suarez was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Edwin M. Kosik in federal court in...
  • ‘Barcode everyone at birth’

    05/24/2012 6:11:15 AM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/22/12 | The Forum
    This week science fiction writer Elizabeth Moon argues that everyone should be given a barcode at birth. “If I were empress of the Universe I would insist on every individual having a unique ID permanently attached - a barcode if you will; an implanted chip to provide an easy, fast inexpensive way to identify individuals.