NEWS & ANALYSIS

Annapolis Police Teach Residents "Trash Intelligence"

A novel program teaches residents how their garbage can result in their identity being stolen.

Britain's e-Passports Can be Counterfeited

The Times (of London) reports Britain's "fake-proof" e-passports can be cloned in less than an hour.

D.C. Metro Posts Employees' Social Security Numbers Online

The mistake has exposed nearly 4,700 employees to the threat of identity theft.

Airlines, Embassies Against Collecting Biometric Info on Exiting Foreigners

Both groups say it is the responsibility of the federal government to administer the exit portion of the US-VISIT program.

Privacy Expert to Government: Encrypt Biometric Information

The U.S. needs to encrypt the personally identifiable biometric information it stores before a data breach exposes multitudes to identity theft, according to a leading privacy expert.

Identify Theft Swells in the U.K.

Over the past year, identity theft in the United Kingdom almost doubled, mostly targeting the rich.

Three International Hackers Indicted for "Sniffing" Payment Card Numbers

Three men allegedly "sniffed" an unknown amount of credit and debit card numbers from 11 Dave and Buster's restaurants nationally.

REAL ID, WHTI Opponents' Concerns Persist

Testifying before Congress, public and private sector critics joined civil libertarians to attack REAL ID and the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative on multiple fronts.

IRS Failing to Protect Taxpayers from Identity Theft

IRS commissioner admits he has no idea how close the agency is to developing a process to respond to and resolve the theft of taxpayers' identities.

US-VISIT Poorly Managed, Probably Behind Schedule

The GAO says DHS spent a third of a biometric program's funding before determining whether it was cost-effective.
 




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