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Comment: Was one of them mine? (Score 0, Redundant) 107

by kbarrett (#18816903) Attached to: OMB Website Exposes Thousands of SSNs
>Department said Social Security numbers were included in the public database because
>doing so was the common practice years ago when the database was first created,
>before online identity theft was as well-known a threat as it is today. ... and if any company gave that same excuse they would still be liable, investigated, and be sued.

I wonder if they will inform the individuals whose numbers were compromised?

I've never been canoeing before, but I imagine there must be just a few simple heuristics you have to remember... Yes, don't fall out, and don't hit rocks.