der.hans at 2017-09-07T21:47:55Z

Equifax hacked, details from 143 million *consumers* might be stolen.

Consumers because we aren't customers, we didn't ask equifax to store all our data.

So, the big question: will equifax now pay for credit monitoring for all 143 million people?

The data breach can be exploited such that credit requests go to other credit rating companies, so monitoring only equifax is not sufficient.

It's your data, you should have access to see what they have, especially when they're responsible for the data loss.

#InternetPrivacy #WhoOwnsIt #ConsumerProtections #EFF

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-equifax-cyber/equifax-says-hack-potentially-exposed-details-of-143...

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I don't want credit monitoring from these companies. The companies that expose all our data are the same companies trying to sell us a service to protect that data. If they get something wrong or somebody
"steals our identity", we're responsible for correcting it. What a racket. It seems this "industry" externalizes all the costs to people whose information it collects and then exposes. They win no matter what happens.

I want them to pay for credit freezes. (I want them to do some other things too, but it wouldn't be polite to express those things aloud.)

Here's a link to Equifax's own page on the matter (in case it is useful): https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/

Charles Stanhope at 2017-09-07T22:42:54Z

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you mean "will Equifax give all my info to a third party to monitor it after they got it taken by another third party" ?

The "credit report" business has to stop. (we have a similar sh*t in Canada with the same robber barons)

Hubert Figuière at 2017-09-08T02:55:07Z

Also they can't be sued if you use their website. It has an arbitration clause in the ToS. Until these are invalidated you are f*****.

Hubert Figuière at 2017-09-08T02:56:01Z

I went digging for the information I had bookmarked about security freezes and came across Brian Krebs' explanation: https://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/06/how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-embrace-the-security-freeze/

Charles Stanhope at 2017-09-08T04:26:45Z