RFID Credit Cards: Is Your Identity Safe?

Via the site Investopedia, a discussion about the security of so-called “smart credit cards” that store information about the card and its owner on a tiny RFID microchip embedded in the card. The RFID microchip embedded in the card can be read by remote machines without being touched by the vendor, raising concerns that persons using hidden, rogue RFID readers will be able to steal the card’s information in order to commit fraud and...

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One Woman’s Data Trail

“One Woman’s Data Trail Diary,“  an illuminating post on the New York Times‘ politics and government blog, “The Caucus“, details lawyer Heidi Bogosian’s “data diary” as she goes about her regularly scheduled activities on an average day.  As the blog notes, Heidi’s data trail demonstrates how impossible it is to live in urban, wired America without leaving clues about ourselves, our movements and our views...

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Request for Action: Senate to Vote on Amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

Via ALA’s Washington Office: URGENT: September 13th vote pending in the House on FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) (Warrentless Wiretapping) ACTIVISTS: Use our legislative action center to send messages to House members opposing H.R. 5949, the FISA Amendments Act  (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2012 or call your congressional representative now! The message to all House members: Oppose H.R. 5949 the FISA Amendments Act...

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