Google is running an ad when you search on Choicepoint: “ChoicePoint letter says your identity stolen? Learn your rights. www.jameshoyer.com” On clicking through, its just a form, asking someone to contact you. Renaissancemen has a good roundup, including the fact that only 5% or perpetrators are arrested, and a pointer to Kevin Drum arguing for…Read More Today's Choicepoint Roundup
Enter ChoicePoint’s two-building campus in Alpharetta, and you get the feeling you are being watched. starts a new story at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. (Use Bugmenot to login.) It’s sort of ironic. Choicepoint is focused on identifying people, rather than identifying behavior that leads to trouble. They figure once you have an account, they want you…Read More More on Choicepoint
See Taosecurity, on IDS and Choicepoint, and this choice excerpt from Reuters, relayed by Dave Evans at Corante’s Online Dating: U.S. investigators notified the company of the breach in October, but ChoicePoint did not send out the consumer warnings until last week. It’s fascinating that the company didn’t detect the breach, and that they seem…Read More Two More on Choicepoint
The Atlanta Journal Constitution (use Bugmenot) reports: “We know that there is a national number that is much larger than that,” said Lt. Paul Denny of the [Los Angeles County] sheriff’s department. “We’ve used the number 400,000, but we’re speculating at this point.” Executives at ChoicePoint, which maintains one of the largest databases of personal…Read More More on Choicepoint
Choicepoint is a large credit bureau who denies being one. Yesterday, MSNBC reported that “more than 30,000 Californians” had been notified of problems. Now, no one opts-in to Choicepoint. No one can opt-out. They maintain files on you without your knowledge or permission. Now we know that at least 30,000 people were put at risk…Read More How Many Choicepoint Victims Are at Risk?