Privacy Advocates Criticize Homeland Dept.
Privacy advocates say a committee set up recently to advise the Homeland Security Department on privacy issues amounts to little more than a fox guarding a chicken coop. One member works for a high-tech company that distributed software that many computer users complained contained adware. Another works for a conglomerate whose subsidiary turned over personal records of airline passengers to a government contractor. A third works for a defense contractor from which thieves stole personal information on thousands of employees, making them vulnerable to identity theft. Full Story