After watching the love fest with Hillary last night, reading the headlines of how wonderful the debate was, I could find nothing of note to post on the topic. But this little number, the gathering of our financial data, is not worth a mention by the MSM? A question about this could not be asked of the candidates? Where is the GOP? There is no one willing to take this on in our congress? No doubt this info will end up in the Utah spy center.The GOP should have a cake walk to the Presidency. Why do I think they will be willing to shoot themselves in the foot? Here we go:
Privacy: The most powerful unaccountable agency in Washington is mining and amassing all your personal financial data. While that’s bad enough, it also isn’t adequately protecting them from hackers and identity thieves.
A just-released inspector general report found that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is conducting a massive consumer data-mining operation without the security safeguards to protect the sensitive data from cyberattacks.
The CFPB is collecting and stockpiling more than 600 million credit card accounts, along with personal data from millions of mortgage loans, but “has not yet fully implemented a number of privacy control steps and information security practices,” warned CFPB Inspector General Mark Bialek in a 10-page memo to CFPB Director Richard Cordray.
More alarming, the agency is sharing the massive databases with outside contractors and storing sensitive private information on unsecured clouds, making the data extra vulnerable to cyberattacks “from outside governments and organized groups.” More at IBD
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Other Sources: NY Times NSA Domestic Spying Center tells the tale of the mass surveillance of Americans.
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The filmmaker Laura Poitras profiles William Binney, a 32-year veteran of the National Security Agency who helped design a top-secret program he says is broadly collecting Americans’ personal data.