What are the states and federal governments doing to protect your identity from being stolen?
The states and federal governments are doing nothing to protect your identity from being stolen. They may be making it worse. Back when social security was invented, it was federal law that the social security number could be used by only the Social Security administration. Then it was used by the IRS. Now it is used by everybody. What is really scary is now the IRS is tasked to run Health Care too, using that same old number that everybody knows how to compromise.
Personal identification information is now collected in databases and is accessible in a variety of databases on the internet. The government tells us this is safe and secure, but when the whole database gets stolen, they simply turn to a different online solution to 'fix' it. It is like they have not figured out that it is the fact that it is online that makes it susceptible to being stolen.
Vendors routinely tell us that online financial exchanges are more secure than good old fashioned paper type exchanges. Does anyone know of a single case where multiple millions of pieces of personal information was stolen when it was maintained as paper? Wouldn’t somebody think something was up when they saw a caravan of semi’s coming through to collect the stolen paper? On the other hand, a thief can easily conceal a few moles of electrons that get stolen. (A mole is a REALLY big number by the way, something like 6 or 7 times 10 to the 23rd power or something really big).
Common sense is gone. Government can not provide the solutions, they can only provide more problems.
by Jack Lee 10 months ago
Recently, with regard to illegal immigration, Califronia and other states and cites have decided to refuse to enforce federal laws. They have chosen to disobey federal laws and not help ICE in enforcing our immigration laws.Is this legal? Are there any precedence on this?Where is the Supreme court...
by MikeNV 8 years ago
Below is copied from another article comment section. It makes perfect sense. Why does the media insist on inflaming the public at large and not explain what is actually contained in the Arizona Law? The law doesn't target Hispanics... the law puts teeth into the enforcement of...
by JAKE Earthshine 4 weeks ago
Major, Grotesque Conflict of INTEREST: How much money should Mr. Trump be allowed to receive via our enemies funneling cash through his hotel coffers then right into his greedy little cheap suit pockets before it’s defined as a major, unprecedented federal crime? In a fully functioning democracy,...
by Siotosh 8 years ago
Can anyone list three positive things Bush did in his two terms in the White House
by Jack Lee 3 days ago
This is not a political question but a fact checking question. Just curious how the people have been affected by the shut down?For me, not one bit. If the news did not report on this, I would not know it. I live in Westchester county NY about 1 hour north of NYC. I am retired, my social security...
by Yard of nature 6 years ago
In its purest American sense, our government is made up of citizenry. However, it is clear there are people who make it their career to either run for office or to work in government. Like anything else involving people, that means government is flawed and motivated by many purposes. I'm...
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|