If nothing else, Republicans used their convention in Cleveland to get their hate on. The delegates who cheered Chris Christie's ersatz prosecution of Hillary Clinton had already made "lock her up" the event's lasting sound bite. Offstage, Trump surrogates accused Clinton of "treason" and called for her execution by hanging or firing squad. Show More Summary
DNC staffers sent hyper-liberal billionaire Tom Steyer’s Social Security number in unencrypted e-mails, which are now on the Internet for all to see.
Dear Liz: I am 65 and was recently laid off after 26 years with the same company. My life partner of 25 years died in 2010. We had been legally married in 2008. I'd like to wait until I'm 70 to collect my Social Security. Is there any way I can collect her Social Security until then? I don't know...
The Trump/Pence ticket is already one of the most, um, colorful and awkward pairings in political history, on oh so many levels. But here's kind of a big one for voters, in the event that the guy who knows how to make policy has anyShow More Summary
On Friday, the publishing platform WikiLeaks posted 19,252 searchable emails, including 8,034 attachments, from inside the Democratic National Committee. WikiLeaks says that the emails are from the accounts of seven top DNC officials from the period between Janury 2015 and May 2016. Show More Summary
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WikiLeaks firmly believes in radical transparency, the idea that the world would be better if there were no secrets. That level of transparency can be used for good, like the time the site published a video called “Collateral Murder ” showing innocent journalists shot to oblivion by US troops in 2010. But not always. Read more...
As part of its ongoing "HillaryLeaks" series, WikiLeaks just published a whole trove of Democratic National Committee emails. Unfortunately, those emails contain the names, addresses, social security numbers and passport details of some innocent Democratic donors. 19,252 emails and 8,034 attachments were added to a searchable online archive today. Show More Summary
The choices: widow's benefit, benefit as an ex-spouse or my own.
Stephen sends us a link from Connecticut which tells the story of this John J. Simon Jr. fellow who took hundreds of thousands of dollars from veterans and social security applicants promising them that he would help them file their claims, but only helped himself to their money; John J. Simon Jr., 69, of Stafford […]
A United States Marine Corps veteran, aged 86, was held hostage for four years in a motel room while a man collected his Social Security benefits, pension checks and food stamps.
The transition into the era of electronic health records and health wearables has resulted in a plethora of electronic patient information including dates of birth, home addresses, social security records, insurance details and medical data. Show More Summary
By Brian Barrett for WIRED. (Getty Images) YOU ALREADY KNOW that identity theft could happen to you. You're never more than a few headlines away from another wide-scale hack. But what are you supposed to do with that knowledge? According...Show More Summary
Victims of tax identity theft must use a special tax number when they file since their Social Security number has been appropriated by crooks. This new six-digit tax ID is known as the Identity Protection Personal Identification Number, or IP PIN. Show More Summary
On July 19, at the IT & Security forum, EU Antiterrorist Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove got the chance to see how Israel has shifted from monitoring metadata to crunching social media information to keep the country's intelligence service one step ahead of potential terrorists.
The Republican Party’s platform on Social Security is jam-packed with well-worn conservative euphemisms for cutting benefits. Not to worry, though. The progressive advocacy group Social Security Works has a helpful translation of Republican-ese. Show More Summary
A new startup called Civic wants to make identity theft a thing of the past.
On Wednesday, the Danish Data Protection Agency, reported that the identification numbers of over 5 million Danish citizens were accidentally delivered to a Chinese visa firm. The “CPR” numbers were delivered to the Copenhagen-based Chinese Visa Application Centre.
Twitter is officially amping up security on harassment. On Tuesday, the social media site permanently banned conservative writer and self-proclaimed "fabulous supervillain on the internet" Milo Yiannopoulos — in addition to other user accounts — for his role in the horrific online bullying of Leslie Jones. In case you're not familiar, Milo was known by the handle [...]
Today, Microsoft Mechanics takes a deep and hands-on look at updates to Yammer for enterprise social—from enhanced security and compliance to greater team productivity. Angus Florance, from the Yammer team, demonstrates new integrated experiences, including Office 365 Video and Delve. Show More Summary