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The Chicago Tribune reported last week on how they
easily identified and tracked over 2600 CIA employees
using the services of an unnamed Internet data
miner. While the Tribune did not name the source
company, there are thousands of companies from all
over the world mining the online records. Data miners
use the records published online by local, state and
federal officials to create dossiers on U.S. citizens.
John Crewdson of the Tribune makes this clear in
Data mining easy as using credit card .
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ACS faces charges, investigations
Dallas based imaging and software giant ACS has
been charged with bribery in Canada. The U.S.
Securities Exchange Commission is
investigating stock option grants the company made
from October 1998 through March 2005.
ACS Charged in Bribery
theNewspaper.com - 2/17/2006
The Canada Department of Justice on Wednesday
formally charged photo enforcement vendor Affiliated
Computer Services (ACS) with bribing public officials
over a six year period . . . Read the article
SEC Investigating ACS Stock Option
By Paul McDougall
InformationWeek - Mar 7, 2006
IT services and outsourcing firm Affiliated Computer
Services, already facing bribery charges in Canada
and questions over links between its chairman and a
Dallas-based aircraft leasing firm, now says it's under
investigation by the Securities and Exchange
Commission. . . Read the article
County Recorder's Documents Confiscated from Home and Office
Officers were seen leaving both properties with boxes
that allegedly contained seized
documents. . . .
Sources familiar with the investigation indicated to
the newspaper that police suspect her of copying
county documents and then selling them . . .
Investigation Launched into Record Storage Arrangement
An auditor's office in Utah recently launched an
investigation into the county recorder's contract with
a software company. . . .
County Website Hacked?
Jarrod Clabaugh - Source of
Source of Title received a tip from a
Cleveland, Ohio-based company on March 3,
2006 that the site was offline throughout the morning
and that county workers had informed them the site
had been "hacked."
TX Sheriffs Warn of Terrorist Breaches
God Save America – Feb 12, 2006
Appearing before a congressional panel examining
border incursions allegedly by Mexican soldiers
protecting drug shipments, the sheriffs of El Paso and
Hudspeth counties detailed deteriorating conditions in
a region where rival cartels are locked in deadly
competition. . .
"Do we have information that al-Qaeda and other
terrorist organizations have looked at that possibility?
Yes," he said. . . .
E-Records - The Dilemma and the Spoon-Feeding of Criminals.
By Jason C. Sheppard , TruClose Financial Services,
As a title insurance professional, there are certain
aspects of the online Public Records enigma that truly
frighten me. As a private citizen, they frighten me
even more. Discovering just two days prior to writing
this very paragraph, that I am a victim of identity
theft for the second time since turning 17 in 1999,
this article certainly serves as much a personal cry
for help as I hope it will prompt a rise to action by
Suit filed over Web site
Jenkins' class-action lawsuit says Estep's Social
Security number was among more than 10,000
published by Blackwell's office, without his permission.
want the personal information removed immediately
as well as legal fees and an unspecified financial
award for damages.
Attorney General Jim Petro said he thinks Blackwell
has a legal duty to notify anyone whose number was
on the site, and to remove any constitutionally
This is the latest in a series of class action suits filed
against government officials.
State Attorney General Investigates County Clerk
Eileen Martinez, the county clerk for Cibola County,
New Mexico said she would welcome an investigation
by the state Attorney General's Office and the New
Mexico State Police, according to a report from KRQE-
News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Sam
Thompson, the state's attorney
general's spokeswoman, confirmed the investigation,
but refused to comment on the nature of the
investigation as it is on-going.
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