ID Theft

The Washington Times reports, “Outsourced passports netting govt. profits, risking national security.” It is the first of a three-parter. Interesting comments: The United States has outsourced the manufacturing of its electronic passports to overseas companies — including one in Thailand that was victimized by Chinese espionage — raising concerns that cost savings are being put…

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Last week, I talked about consumer credit in “The real problem in ID theft.” Yesterday, the New York Times had a story, “States and Cities Start Rebelling on Bond Ratings:” A complex system of credit ratings and insurance policies that Wall Street uses to set prices for municipal bonds makes borrowing needlessly expensive for many…

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Dan Solove has an interesting article up, “Coming Back from the Dead.” It’s about people who are marked dead by the Social Security Administration and the living hell their lives become: Dan starts with quotes from the WSMV News story, “Government Still Declares Living Woman Dead” According to government paperwork, Laura Todd has been dead…

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Tomorrow at 2 Eastern, ANSI will be hosting a Identity Theft Prevention and Identity Management Standards Panel. Key analysts, industry leaders, and members of the Identity Theft Prevention and Identity Management Standards Panel (IDSP) will lead an online discussion of a new report that promotes access to and implementation of tools and processes that can…

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First exposed nearly a year ago, by DIY boarding pass mastermind Chris Soghoian, a TSA web site intended to help travelers improperly recorded on watch lists has been slammed by a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee report: TSA awarded the website contract without competition. TSA gave a small, Virginia-based contractor called Desyne Web Services…

Read More TSA's insecure "Traveller Identity Verification" site slammed by Oversight Committee