Monday, April 04, 2005


Cheers to Olatunji Oluwatosin

Olatunji Oluwatosin was sent to prison for tricking Choicepoint into handing out personal information they have collected. Choicepoint is an incredibly evil company and is even on record stating that they should not be subject to the law that protects our rights with respect to our personal information.

Because of Oluwatosin's efforts coupled with California law that requires disclosure of compromises of user information, Choicepoint is finally receiving the scrutiny that they deserve. In fact, this scrutiny appears to be forcing Choicepoint to be more responsible with their business. According to this article, Choicepoint is developing a system that would allow people to review their personal information that is sold to law enforcement agencies, employers, landlords and businesses.

Thanks Olatunji. We need more citizens like you.

I share your cynicism. I have a credit card that I never use. Well, I used it *once* to pay for a domain name. Ever since I used it that *one* time, the fraud protection services dept. of the credit card company calls me regularly to validate suspicous charges.

I hate the system.
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