“Fraud is a huge opportunity for us, it is a massive, growing business for us,” Richard Smith, former CEO of Equifax, said in August. While Smith’s statement may have stirred little attention at the time, when Senator Elizabeth Warren read the quote back to him, it must have been a regrettable choice of words. More than 145 million Americans have been affected by the breach of the credit bureau Equifax. While massive hacks make headlines, they usually only pertain to credit card fraud, which is incomparably easier to remedy than stolen social security numbers (SSNs), tax returns addresses, and driver’s licenses that have been compromised.
The lack of personal control of digital data is a major concern to people of almost any demographic in the United States of America. Federal congressional rulings have deemed the online data of U.S. consumers to be salable to any third parties internet service providers desire. The ruling was made possible by the Congressional Review Act of 1996, enabling Congress to overturn standing federal regulations. In Quincy Larson’s article “How to set up a VPN in 10 minutes for free (and why you urgently need one)” he wrote that “Prior to 2017, congress had only successfully used the CRA once. But since the new administration
A news story’s headline can often be its most salient point, but a headline can also be misleading, divisive and inflammatory. In a time where information is constantly transmitted and consumed as events unfold, viewers often only see news headlines. While many outlets claim to be fair and unbiased, this is not a realistic reflection of their own reporting. Inaudible shouting matches and banter between pundits, anchors and hosts can be seen any night on national news channels. Every person and media organization has some sort of opinion, and no one person or news organization can describe all pertinent facts in every news story.
The documentary, The People’s Crisis, will be shown Thursday, Nov. 29 at 5pm in the cafeteria, funded by student government, to help students understand the crisis in North Korea. The film tells of North Koreans in bondage and their journey to freedom in hopes of inspiring people. The documentary will be shown in the cafeteria.