Panopticonistas Cyveillance say ID theft is so bad, we are all going to die. Seems like shutting down copyright scofflaws got a little too Web 1.0 for them, so they've unleashed their vicious crawling spiders on a search for contraband identities. And guess what they found out? EVERYBODY'S IDENTITY IS ALREADY PWN'D! Now that they've collected this data, I'm curious as to what are they going to do with all those credit card numbers, SSNs and mothers' maiden names. Did they help shut down the sites hosting the illicit data? Did they notify the victims? This sort of research is on an odd ethical footing. I hope they get it all sorted before they do their research on other forms of digital contraband.
California Secretary of State Debra Bowen kicks ass in the name of privacy for Californians. She gets privacy, and maybe even cares about the citizens of California. I wish she could impart some of her knowledge to the Texas county clerks.
CDT publishes their draft Privacy Principles for Identification. Seem pretty much like Fair Information Practices to me, which is not necessarily a bad thing.
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