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Your great grandchildren won’t thank you when the state is all-powerful because we didn’t fight

For years, I’ve watched governments take control of our lives. Their argument is always the same: ‘Fewer costs, greater efficiency.’ But the result is the same, too. Less control by the people, more control by the State — until the individual’s anguishes count for nothing. That is what I consider my duty to resist.  The point of a so-called great family is to protect our freedoms.
Your great grandchildren won’t thank you when the state is all-powerful because we didn’t fight.”

THE DOWAGER COUNTESS, Downton Abbey

COOK: No one should have to decide between privacy or security. We should be smart enough to do both

APPLE’s Tim Cook: “Do we want our nation to be secure? Of course. No one should have to decide between privacy or security. We should be smart enough to do both. Both of these things are essentially part of the Constitution.”

Potential Walgreens Privacy and HIPAA issues?

It appears that Walgreens has some potentially serious Privacy and HIPAA issues on their web site.

We have a report about a parent who was creating a Walgreens account for their child so they could print out the receipts. It appears that you can create an account for anyone as long as you know their birthday and name.

The steps are as follows. Continue reading Potential Walgreens Privacy and HIPAA issues?

Intuit Continues with terrible privacy practices

Intuit Continues with terrible privacy .  Three years later, Intuit again has associated other people’s email addresses with my account and my email address

Where is the verification of emails?  We wrote about this three years ago here:

http://rights.com/2012/03/20/intuit-turbotax-ignores-their-privacy-policy-too/

And Intuit is still unable to correctly verify email addresses.

Brian Krebs has written about it recently here.  Intuit has failed for years.

 

 

None of us should accept that the government or a company or anybody should have access to all of our private information. This is a basic human right.

“I want to be absolutely clear that we have never worked with any government agency from any country to create a backdoor in any of our products or services. We have also never allowed access to our servers. And we never will.” “None of us should accept that the government or a company or anybody should have access to all of our private information. This is a basic human right. We all have a right to privacy. We shouldn’t give it up. We shouldn’t give in to scare-mongering.”

Tim Cook, Apple CEO, September 2014 and 2015

‘Those aren’t black people, those are scumbags’: Charles Barkley

‘It’s like them jackasses who are looting. Those aren’t real black people. Those are scumbags.

Real black people… they’re not out there looting. I just watched a great story on CNN where a bunch of really amazing folks wouldn’t let them burn down establishments… it was a great Continue reading ‘Those aren’t black people, those are scumbags’: Charles Barkley

Fifth Third Bank’s Horrible Customer service strikes again

I continually get calls from 5/3 bank, and today Fifth Third Bank’s horrible customer service strikes again. The idiots from 5/3 are still calling my number asking for “Mark Stanford.” Me: “I don’t know any Mark Stanford.” FifthThird:”Oh, am I mispronouncing your name?” “No, my name is , not ‘Stanford’.” (And it isn’t even close to Continue reading Fifth Third Bank’s Horrible Customer service strikes again