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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:59 PM
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"U.S. Marine Base Probes Missing Laptop"
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A laptop computer loaded with personal information on 2,400 residents of the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base has been lost, authorities said Friday.

The computer was reported missing Tuesday by Lincoln B.P. Management Inc., which helps manage base housing.

The company and Camp Pendleton are investigating. As of Friday, investigators had not found evidence that the data had been accessed, the base said in a statement.

Authorities would disclose what kind of information was on the computer.

http://apnews1.iwon.com/article/20061007/D8KJIFU80.html
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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 06:18 PM
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1. And people wonder how come
Troops and Veterans get scam phone calls
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 06:35 PM
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2. How long does the stupidity continue or is it stealth? How many
say the laptops have been stolen to populate the Poindexter (data) mining machines - how many say they were allowed to be stolen to populate the pOindexter (data) mining machines.
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Nikki Stone 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 06:38 PM
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3. Way too many mysteriously missing computer files happening
Very strange.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 07:32 PM
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4. A Chronology of Data Breaches
http://www.privacyrights.org/ar/ChronDataBreaches.htm

TOTAL number of records containing sensitive personal information involved in security breaches:

93,757,645


From this date:

Feb. 15, 2005
ChoicePoint
(Alpharetta, GA)

Bogus accounts established by ID thieves. The initial number of affected records was estimated at 145,000 but was later revised to 163,000.
UPDATE (1/26/06): ChoicePoint settled with the Federal Trade Commission for $10 million in civil penalties and $5 million for consumer redress.

163,000


to the last one updated:

Oct. 6, 2006

Cleveland Air Route Traffic Control Center
(Oberlin, OH)
A computer hard drive missing from the Cleveland Air Route Traffic Control Center in Oberlin (OH) contains the names and SSNs of at least 400 air traffic controllers. At least 400


An astounding list of incidents at link above; credit unions, banks, schools and colleges, insurance companies, hospitals, government agencies, etc...


What's the US pop.?

Approx. - 299,934,600 as of 23:14 GMT (EST+5) Oct 08, 2006

http://www.census.gov/main/www/popclock.html


This is an average of one in three Americans with personal data "stolen" in about 1 1/2 years!.

I was one and no one notified me for about a month. Lucky so far, no repercussions. And after spending 9 years repairing excellent credit destroyed by an ex, I was so angry that no one bothered to inform me immediately. Slather-asses unite!


TIA lives.
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 07:35 PM
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5. Thanks for posting.
I can't get over how many security breaches there have been. Makes one wonder......
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:24 AM
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6. Insane, isn't it? I check about once
a week and the number is rising steadily.

TIA lives.
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