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And This Is Why I’m an “Anti-Government Nutjob”

Posted by V the K at 4:30 pm - October 3, 2017.
Filed under: Big Government Follies

The IRS just awarded a no-bid contract to protect the identities of taxpayers to… Equifax.

The IRS will pay Equifax $7.25 million to verify taxpayer identities and help prevent fraud under a no-bid contract issued last week.

The credit agency will “verify taxpayer identity” and “assist in ongoing identity verification and validations” at the IRS, according to the award.

Equifax disclosed a cybersecurity breach in September that potentially compromised the personal information, including Social Security numbers, of more than 145 million Americans — data that security experts have described as the crown jewels for identity thieves.

The Government experts who are totally our intellectual superiors and better than us mere peasants in every way gave a no=bid cybersecurity contract to a company that just compromised the identities of 145 Million people and hired a woman with a Masters in Music Composition as its chief of internet security.

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7 Comments

  1. I’m sure we are in the best of hands, …I feel much better now. [/sarc]

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — October 3, 2017 @ 4:49 pm - October 3, 2017

  2. Perhaps they figured that Equifax has expertise in screwing up and that they won’t do it again.

    Comment by KCRob — October 3, 2017 @ 6:31 pm - October 3, 2017

  3. For those who like the country’s in the very best of hands idea with cheesecake and lesser beefcake.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5cR6JpRCnM

    Comment by TheQuietMan — October 3, 2017 @ 6:31 pm - October 3, 2017

  4. It’s like hiring Ted Kennedy as a driving instructor…Claudine Longet to teach gun safety…John Dillinger to guard a bank.

    Comment by Tom — October 3, 2017 @ 8:01 pm - October 3, 2017

  5. At least Mr. Dillinger knew how to use a weapon.

    It’s just the “when” and “why” that people had a problem with…

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — October 3, 2017 @ 8:43 pm - October 3, 2017

  6. First order of business : Do not entrust Equifax with any person’s personal data. End of business. Where’s my check?

    Comment by eeyore — October 4, 2017 @ 5:44 pm - October 4, 2017

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