12/31/2013 - Medical identity theft occurs when personal information is used by unauthorized individuals to obtain medical care, buy drugs, or submit fake billings to Medicare or insurance companies. A new survey from the Ponemon Institute and the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance looks at the scope of the problem. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Tips also provides tips on protecting your medical identity.
10/16/2012 - In response to an information request, the mayor’s office provided a fact sheet on the proposed plan to introduce an identification card that could double as a debit card for LA residents.
10/15/2012 - Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says that providing a city identification card for undocumented immigrants could help reduce crime and make immigrants more accountable to their community.
05/11/2012 - A government official says China may be responsible for a series of cyberattacks on natural gas pipeline companies. An airline says a computer glitch caused it to seem like a toddler was on the no-fly list. The market for drones is already booming despite lack of FAA approval to fly. And more.
04/09/2012 - Donors to charities, staff at nonprofits, and scholarship recipients should be wary about sharing their Social Security numbers with tax-exempt organizations whose returns become part of the public record, says a new white paper.
01/30/2012 - A bill (H.R. 2431) introduced by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) would make it a federal crime to use falsified travel documents. Under the measure, it would be illegal to produce, transfer, possess, or use false travel documents. The bill would also provide training for transportation security officers on the best methods to identify false documents.