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Posts Tagged ‘birth’

Identity theft marketplace sells mothers’ maiden names, dates of birth, etc

Identity theft marketplace sells mothers’ maiden names, dates of birth, etc

Many websites will allow you to "recover a lost password" if you (or a crook) can supply your date of birth, mother's maiden name, etc. So, of course, crooks buy and sell data like dates of birth, mothers' maiden names, Social Security Numbers, and other easily mined minutae. Brian Krebs reports from superget.info, a site that sells would-be [...]

State Dept adding intrusive, semi-impossible questionnaire for US passport applications

State Dept adding intrusive, semi-impossible questionnaire for US passport applications

The U.S. Dept of State is proposing a new Biographical Questionnaire for passport applicants: proposed new Form DS-5513 asks for all addresses since birth; lifetime employment history, personal details of siblings; mother's addresses prior to your birth; any "religious ceremony" around time of birth, circumstances of birth including names (as [...]

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Nice story from This American Life... Girl: Dad, what’s Christmas? Dad: That’s when we celebrate the birth of Jesus. Girl: Who’s that? The father was not particularly religious, so they went out and bought a children’s Bible and read stories about the early life of Jesus. The girl loved the stories. She was particularly [...]