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Beatnik (493)

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A 29 year old belgian who likes Mountain Dew, Girl Scout Cookies, Tim Hortons French Vanilla Flavoured Cappucinno, Belgian beer, Belgian chocolate, Belgian women, Magners Cider, chocolate chipped cookies and Perl. Likes snowboarding, snorkling, sailing and silence. Bach can really cheer him up! He still misses his dog.

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Journal of Beatnik (493)

Tuesday June 20, 2006
10:45 AM

Data theft optimism

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Maybe it's me but I don't think 'Excellent' is a word I'd expect in article on data theft. On a recent data theft case where approx. 1.3 million names and social security number were lost:

Both Hummingbird Ltd. and Texas Guaranteed appear to have done an excellent job in timely notification; therefore for Reporting and Notification they receive an "A".

Excellent job?!? They lost your personal data. How excellent is that?

Texas Guranteed provides a  breach information webpage. They provide an easy to find link to this page from their homepage, making it easy for people to find the information that they need.

How about a page that helps you look for a lawyer to sue their pants off? I'm guessing everyone's ID information is for sale on the black market by now. Luckily, I didn't apply for a loan (yet).. and I haven't moved to the US either (not likely anytime soon).

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