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REAL privacy risks & conspiracy theories in the News

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“Blippy Publishes User Credit Card Numbers”

http://www.businessinsider.com/scary-blippy-publishes-user-credit-card-numbers-2010-4
http://www.mybanktracker.com/bank-news/2010/04/23/blippy-com-leaks-users-credit-card-info-issues-pr-statement/
http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2010/04/23/sites-users-see-names-credit-card-numbers-show-up-online/tab/article/

FBI Seeks New Ways to Uncover Personal Info from Electronic Devices

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hOvd2ZHpLgAEKjwU87acksA24EDQD9F8SEUO0

Airport Searches Can Now Include Personal Data Devices

http://www.tvkim.com/watch/152/kim-on-komand-the-feds-are-eroding-your-electronic-privacy

Senior SEC Staffers Caught Doing Major Porn Surfing at Work

–Apparently some of these guys did it all day!
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hOvd2ZHpLgAEKjwU87acksA24EDQD9F8SEUO0

My Tips for Privacy and Communication:

  1. Do not disconnect your land phone line. As I experienced in the evacuation panic ahead of Hurricane Rita in 2005, cell phone systems will be one of the first things to break down, either due to user overloading or loss of power to towers & stations.
  2. Do not succumb to the temptation to store private or essential data online, or to convert to the use of online applications. Even if heavily encrypted, it is counter-intuitive & a risk to rely on connectivity in an emergency, or to trust faraway, anonymous corporations with your data.
  3. Because of #2, always keep a local backup of data, & keep a computer capable of running essential applications locally — even if you have to keep your “old” PC running.
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Written by biblequestion

April 26, 2010 at 8:07 PM

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