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12/28/2015
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Giant Mystery Database Of US Voters Leaked

No organization will take responsibility for the database that includes 191 million voter registration records.

Security researcher Chris Vickery has discovered a database of 190 million US voters "sitting on the web," but cannot identify what organization created the database.

The records contain "names, home addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, party affiliations, and logs of whether or not they had voted in primary or general elections," according to a report at Forbes. Vickery and reporters at CSO and DataBreaches.net have contacted NationBuilder, Catalist, Political Data, Aristotle, L2 Political, and NGP VAN and all disavow the files.

See more at Forbes.

 

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12/28/2015 | 12:38:42 PM
US voting roll problem
This is the problem with the way voting registration and electoral rolls are handled in this country.  Unless you are a domestic abuse victim, it is impossible to keep your data private and keep facts important to your safety in the digital age secure (like your home address).  It is a travesty wherein people must decide whether to expose themselves to exercise one of their most fundamental freedoms guaranteed by our republic.
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