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Re: Security error leaves 760 gigs on NY airport servers unprotected for a year

On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 4:53 AM, John Newman <jnn AT synfin.org> wrote:
> Yes and no. Joe Fuckhead (or me) shouldn't have to
> worry about my NYC travels and all data needed to
> clone my goddamn ID getting leaked all over the
> place.
> But who knows, its likely just being traded quietly and
> more privately, if someone did grab it before the "white
> hats" swooped in and pointed this moronic setup... So
> I can certainly see both points. Hushed damage
> control vs shit blowing up in the open.

Your ID is somewhat fixable. Leaks of all your email,
voice calls, [naked selfie] pictures, social messages, and
complete personal metadata, call / contact / friends lists,
locations, shopping purchases, etc, etc.... is not.
That's what's to fear.
People will ignore news reports about some
researcher or blackhat 'leaked' stuff.. it all sounds
safe and taken care of. If news said someone posted
peoples crap with a nice search interface on takedown
proof darknet, and it's still there flaunting everyone,
they might get pissed enough to act and demand
heads heads roll until the problems start going away.