Equifax’s Maddening Unaccountability - The New York Times


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"No software system can be free from bugs (or intruders), and users must be mindful of the risks. But the inherent lack of perfect automotive safety doesn’t mean we don’t try to make cars safer. Obviously, people should drive more carefully, but seatbelts, airbags and better car design reduce injury enormously, and that has been great for the industry as well as consumers. The software industry should be no different."
nytimes  equfax  politics  security  accountability 
january 2018 by jschneider
Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters Last week, Americans woke up to news of yet another mass breach of their personal data. The consumer credit reporting agency Equifax…
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september 2017 by AramZS
No incentive. Worst case execs retire with golden parachute. They got no worries.
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september 2017 by microcline
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Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters Last week, Americans woke up to news of yet another mass breach of their personal data. The consumer credit reporting agency Equifax…
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september 2017 by patrick
Equifax’s Maddening Unaccountability NYTOpinion
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september 2017 by Reneelloyd
Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters Last week, Americans woke up to news of yet another mass breach of their personal data. The consumer credit reporting agency Equifax…
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september 2017 by johnrclark
Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters Last week, Americans woke up to news of yet another mass breach of their personal data. The consumer credit reporting agency Equifax…
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september 2017 by jrdodds
Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters Last week, Americans woke up to news of yet another mass breach of their personal data. The consumer credit reporting agency Equifax…
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september 2017 by louderthan10
A must read from , as this is SPOT ON point.
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september 2017 by fanficforensics
Perhaps the most maddening part of the Equifax breach is that the credit-rating industry is itself unforgiving in its approach to even the smallest error. I’m still dealing with the damage to my credit rating that resulted when I forgot to return a library book and a collection agency was called in (for a paltry sum). The Equifax executives who let my data be stolen will probably suffer fewer consequences than I will for an overdue library book. Even if they do get fired, it is likely that they will be sent off with millions of dollars in severance, which is common practice for executives. (I would like to note that I am available for such punishment any time.)
Technology  capitalism  techforhistorians 
september 2017 by wtokie
Regulations should include greater penalties for corporations like Equifax that provide inadequate security for sensitive personal data
september 2017 by joeo10
Market failure. Economists should comment.
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september 2017 by jgordon
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september 2017 by toph
Tech model of shifting risk (and cost / effort) onto consumers/citizens
data-flows  Cyber-security  Equifax  risk  big-data 
september 2017 by mariafarrell
Fully agree here with "Opinion | Equifax’s Maddening Unaccountability"
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september 2017 by tguemes
RT : If companies suffered serious consequences for hacks, maybe we wouldn't have so many hacks.
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september 2017 by jrosenau
Last week, Americans woke up to news of yet another mass breach of their personal data.
politics  privacy  security 
september 2017 by jeffhammond
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september 2017 by LibrariesVal
Zeynep Tufekci writes: "There are technical factors that explain why cybersecurity is so weak, but the underlying reason is political, and it’s pretty simple: Big corporations have poured large amounts of money into our political system, helping to create a regulatory environment in which consumers shoulder more and more of the risk, and companies less and less."
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september 2017 by douglevin
Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters Last week, Americans woke up to news of yet another mass breach of their personal data. The consumer credit reporting agency Equifax…
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september 2017 by kohlmannj
Today's one-two punch about big tech's stranglehold on us come from and .
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september 2017 by andriak