C’Mere Ya Lil’ Bugger: Another Gov’t Laptop Swiped

In Culture of Corruption, Economic Justice, International politics, Laws & Regulation, Terrorism, US Politics on June 28, 2006 at 3:57 pm

Note to self: Create new category on blog titled, “Jesus Christ, really? Again?”

WaPo blogger Brian Krebs reports that the FTC, the commission charged with enforcing safeguards for consumer privacy, has had two laptops with individual’s personal information stolen. He quotes the info, according to the the FTC statement was, “gathered in law enforcement investigations and included, variously, names, addresses, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, and in some instances, financial account numbers.”

Krebs quotes Brian Krenim, a firewall and software designer, discussing the sale of these data leaks and losses. “By the time you add up a million here and 900,000 there and 4 million over there, you’ve covered most of the credit-holding and wage-earning population of the U.S.,” Ranum wrote in an e-mail. “I’m sure my math is suspect, but I estimate that there are about 156 Americans whose personal information has not yet been compromised.”

Anybody wanna write an email to the company auditing the CIA/FBI/Treasury program intercepting global bank records and simply ask them to do nothing more than not bring our info home on laptops?

We can say something like, ‘I don’t like that you have this info, but at the very least leave it at the office! There’s no need for you to bring it home on a laptop. I get that ‘the terrorist masterminds’ are hard workers and eat/sleep/live destruction of our beloved country, but go home and enjoy our remaining freedoms — sleep with your spouce, goto church, watch SportsCenter or the new season of Entourage, cook some food, whatever, I don’t care… but, please, for the love of God and country, give the data crunching a break for the night and LEAVE THAT SHIT AT THE OFFICE!’ (Boldface text at your own discrection.)

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