Choicepoint

The House Energy and Commerce committee held hearings. Thanks to Ryan Singel for letting me know they were webcast. Payments News points to the written testimonies of Choicepoint and LexisNexis “Let me begin by offering an apology on behalf of our company and my own personal apology to those consumers whose information may have been…

Read More Choicepoint, March 16

The LA Times has more on what happened, and Choicepoint’s controls. A great many people feel that this is a compelling story. I enjoyed reading the spouter inn. Finally, today’s Two Minutes Hate comes to you from Futurismic. I’ve been covering Choicepoint issues since the scandal broke.

Read More Choicepoint, March 15

Omari Norman takes issue with the term identity theft. It’s a good point. Paul Syverson has pointed out that correct terms are “fraud,” “misrepresentation” and “libel,” but those don’t seem to have caught on. This ABC News story about how Americans think there’s too much government secrecy doesn’t relate directly to Choicepoint, except the government…

Read More Choicepoint Roundup, March 14

Dennis Bailey at The Open Society Paradox objects to my characterization of Hank Asher, and says: Rather than debate the merits of the program, they have to make this a personal attack on the man. Well, let’s talk about the programs. DBT, the first company Asher founded, was deeply involved in disenfranchising Florida voters. MATRIX…

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