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Tuesday, February 20, 2007


The FBI is so busy recovering lost laptops and missing weapons that one wonders how they have the time to protect American citizens. According to ZDNet and The Washington Post, 160 laptop computers, including 10 that hold “sensitive classified information,” went missing from 2002 to 2005. Once again, we have a case of not knowing the content of the loss, thus, an impossible situation to curb the damage. The FBI maintains more than 26,000 laptops, reports the WP, and only reported 38 of the 160 missing. GOP Rep. Thomas M. Davis of Virginia said Justice reported only two missing laptops to his committee in 2006. Whether or not consumer data is included in the loss, this is yet another example of the lax security at federal agencies, and even more reason to be concerned about government spying on innocent Americans.

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