Choicepoint

To follow up to my post on Terror Suspects and Firearms, I’d like to take a moment to rail against the Kafka-esque implementation of “watch lists” in the United States. For the FBI, or other investigative or intelligence agencies, to have lists of “interesting people” makes perfect sense. You’ll always have people who you suspect…

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Tara Wheatland has a long post Un-Spinning the ChoicePoint Scandal. (Via Personal Democracy Forum.) Local TV station WXIA Atlanta says ChoicePoint Management Under Fire Not actually Choicepoint, but DSW Shoes and Seisint, makers of the massively overhyped MATRIX database for law enforcement have both announced breaches. I wonder when the attackers are going to start…

Read More Choicepoint Roundup, March 9

Today’s roundup takes a different turn with more about privacy-invasive infrastructures. Also, previous scammer gets 5½ years, and Choicepoint appoints a new officer to deal with compliance and credentials. Deep in the Heart of … France discusses the move to hosted applications, and ties in Choicepoint as an example of the new security issues, like…

Read More Choicepoint Roundup, March 8

Saturday’s New York Times reports (thanks Alex for the pointer): Lt. Ronnie Williams, project director of the Southern California Identity Theft Task Force, which is investigating the ChoicePoint case, said that the breach was brought to his agency’s attention in late October, and that on Nov. 23, the agency asked the company to delay notifying…

Read More Choicepoint Roundup, March 7