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  • We need to do away with credit agencies and go back to character references only or something. Running people's lives by the numbers not only doesn't work, it is harmful.

    Time to bring back secretaries and file clerks and put some humanity back in the entire process.
  • And just like a month ago nothing will be done about it.
  • Boo_Guy: And just like a month ago nothing will be done about it.


    It's too soon to talk about security control.
  • Is their security team headed up by Derpy Hooves, Homer Simpson, or George Costanza?
  • doglover: Is their security team headed up by Derpy Hooves, Homer Simpson, or George Costanza?


    no, it's Dewey, Cheatum, and Howe.

    CNN was on the news recently talking about the hack. I'm sure right after that, many people went to equifax, only to get hacked.
  • So who has the anti-virus on their computer that is from russia?
  • Andrei, you lost another submarine?
  • I'm guessing they never got rid of them.
  • Hey, two of my favorite things brought together into one gigantic trough of suck:  Equifax and Flash
  • Kirablue42: We need to do away with credit agencies and go back to character references only or something. Running people's lives by the numbers not only doesn't work, it is harmful.

    Time to bring back secretaries and file clerks and put some humanity back in the entire process.


    At some point, the government will be justified in shutting them down outright. Collecting information on people without their permission, and then failing to curate that data responsibly can't be allowed to continue as a business model.
    Let lenders and landlords and banks do their own f**king research, as bound by privacy laws. If you think you have to look up my asshole to trust me, I'll borrow money from someone else.
  • Haven't these credit reporting agencies ever heard of Life Lock & shiat???  Geesh!
  • This is why we need a corporate death penalty. If you're in a position of trust, and you screw up this badly, this repeatedly, you deserve to no longer be a business, and certainly no longer deserve limited liability. Sadly, the "personal responsibility" crowd seems to go silent when it's a corporation that shows a lack of responsibility.
  • jso2897: Kirablue42: We need to do away with credit agencies and go back to character references only or something. Running people's lives by the numbers not only doesn't work, it is harmful.

    Time to bring back secretaries and file clerks and put some humanity back in the entire process.

    At some point, the government will be justified in shutting them down outright. Collecting information on people without their permission, and then failing to curate that data responsibly can't be allowed to continue as a business model.
    Let lenders and landlords and banks do their own f**king research, as bound by privacy laws. If you think you have to look up my asshole to trust me, I'll borrow money from someone else.


    That sounds too much like common sense, which means it will never happen.
  • Kirablue42: We need to do away with credit agencies and go back to character references only or something. Running people's lives by the numbers not only doesn't work, it is harmful.

    Time to bring back secretaries and file clerks and put some humanity back in the entire process.


    Wont happen, theres to much money to be made from farking people over.
  • Kirablue42: doglover: Is their security team headed up by Derpy Hooves, Homer Simpson, or George Costanza?

    no, it's Dewey, Cheatum, and Howe.

    CNN was on the news recently talking about the hack. I'm sure right after that, many people went to equifax, only to get hacked.


    And right after it aired Fox New's anchors went on a rant about the liberal media's propagation of fake news.
  • Boo_Guy: And just like a month ago nothing will be done about it.


    And why would we expect otherwise? As their products, we're not the victims in any of this. As far as they're concerned, we're just some product that was lifted from the shelves. As such, we have no real legal recourse. And since virtually no checks or protections exist on the use of your personal information, your odds of even a successful lawsuit are extremely low because they'll just argue that PII is stolen so frequently you can't pin any given loss on them specifically.

    And, since the only answer to corporate abuses from republicans - who currently run every branch of federal government and most states - is that the companies are the REAL victims because of some nebulous, unspecified regulations that should be rolled back, there's no hope there.

    Welcome to corporate America, sir. Shut up and put on your number. Somebody will be by to defraud you momentarily and there's nothing you can do about it.

    It will be interesting to see how long this little kleptocratic experiment lasts, though.
  • Here's what the response from the credit agencies would be:  This isn't as bad as you think because everyone is in the same pool. We're net neutral here so don't worry about how a bank may react to unexplainable new negative things on your credit because chances are it's happened to everyone else too.  Banks are smart enough to know the difference when your trend has been really good and suddenly there is this massive turd sitting there.  Easily explained away.
  • I see we're still doing "Too Big to Fail"
  • I fell for the fake Flash update at the end of an exhausting day last year. I finally got rid of Flash. I occasionally can't see a news video but that's about it. Can't do the daily crossword either - analog version still works.
  • Equifax, delete your company.
  • So, reportedly salary history has been breached... Does that mean... The current US president's salary history is now floating around the dark web?
  • Boo_Guy: And just like a month ago nothing will be done about it.


    Oh, the government did something.  They gave Equifax a big pile of taxpayer money.

    "Equifax just scored a $7 million contract to protect the IRS from fraud"
    http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/03/news/india/equifax-irs-contract/index​.​html
  • jso2897: At some point, the government will be justified in shutting them down outright. Collecting information on people without their permission, and then failing to curate that data responsibly can't be allowed to continue as a business model.
    Let lenders and landlords and banks do their own f**king research, as bound by privacy laws. If you think you have to look up my asshole to trust me, I'll borrow money from someone else.


    This is what should happen, but there are very few advocates for basic consumer protection in D.C. and there are thousands of advocates for corporate anarchy.
  • And you have no choice about these grubby swine having all of your personal information and trading on it. Risk is socialized, profit is private. If so many of us are at their mercy with no say in the matter, I say shut them down. Period. If what they do is really that essential to how society runs, and there is no way to change the fact that we are at their mercy, then take the profit motive out of it and have businesses like Equifax run as public utilities.
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