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BoA Gave Up Customer Data Without A Warrant

From Open Source Defense:

As part of the oversight conducted by the Committee on the Judiciary and the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, the Committee and Select Subcommittee received testimony from retired FBI Supervisory Intelligence Analyst George Hill on February 7, 2023. Mr. Hill testified that Bank of America (BoA) provided the FBI — voluntarily and without any legal process — with a list of individuals who had made transactions in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area with a BoA credit or debit card between January 5 and January 7, 2021, and that individuals who had previously purchased a firearm with a BoA debit card or credit card were elevated to the top of the list regardless of when or where the purchase was made.

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SB Tactical Customer Info Stolen By Hackers

From Ammoland:

According to the SB Tactical email, customers’ names, addresses, phone numbers, credit card numbers, CCV numbers, and expiration dates might have been leaked. The data breach affected customers that purchased pistol braces through the company’s website between September 19, 2022, and December 13, 2022.

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Anonymity Impossible?

MIT asks the question in an article about how much information individuals create about themselves.

Much of this data is invisible to people and seems impersonal. But it’s not. What modern data science is finding is that nearly any type of data can be used, much like a fingerprint, to identify the person who created it: your choice of movies on Netflix, the location signals emitted by your cell phone, even your pattern of walking as recorded by a surveillance camera. In effect, the more data there is, the less any of it can be said to be private, since the richness of that data makes pinpointing people “algorithmically possible,” says Princeton University computer scientist Arvind Narayanan.

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Citi Credit Card Information Stolen

Information on 200,000 Citi Credit Card Customers was stolen in an attack on their network.

Citi said no birth dates, Social Security numbers or card security codes were accessed by the hackers last month. They got away with account numbers and e-mail addresses. The financial institution said it would provide new cards to affected customers.

From Wired’s Threat Level

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