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White House Adviser: Phase Out Social Security Number As ID

BOSTON (AP) — A cybersecurity adviser to President Donald Trump is pushing to phase out the use of Social Security numbers as a form of identification. 123 more words


Another scam making the rounds


Financial scams involving people pretending to be government employees aren’t restricted to IRS.Now there is a new scam making the rounds, one in which criminals try to defraud people out of their Social Security checks, 367 more words


Richard Smith Rewarded For Fuckin Up.

Richard Smith was the CEO of Equifax … until Tuesday when he stepped down from his position.  Or was asked to step down.  The investigation into what happened in the Equifax… 12 more words


Editorial: Victims of privacy breaches should receive personal notification

Almost half of Oregonians may have had private information stolen earlier this year when the Equifax credit reporting company was hacked. Yet, thanks to a loophole in state law, some consumers may not yet know about the problem or what they should do to address it. 37 more words


An Ethical Analysis of Equifax's Cyber-security Breach


On September 7, 2017, Equifax, the second biggest financial rating agency, with a market share of 17.2 percent[1] (Rivera, 2016), announced that a massive cyber-attack compromised the information regarding Social Security numbers, names, dates of births, and addresses of 143 million American customers, as well as the credit-card numbers of 209,000 U.S. 1,036 more words

I want to be a number

In the US all doors open when you have a specific number: a social security number. If you don’t have a SSN you cannot apply for a credit card, build up a credit history, get an American drivers license, buy a car, buy a house, get a work permit and for sure there’s a whole lot more you cannot do or get if you don’t have a SSN and are living in the US. 194 more words