Oh where, oh where has my nuclear weapons data gone? Oh where, oh where can it be?
August 30, 2009 4:58 AM   Subscribe

Ever wanted a visual tally of the computers, personal data, and other property lost by or stolen from the US federal government? Presenting the Government Lost & Found Map, via OhMyGov!.
posted by the littlest brussels sprout (3 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Isn't this, then, why conservatives oppose all things done by government? Are we to assume that things done by private enterprise would hold losses accountable to someone etc?
posted by Postroad at 5:14 AM on August 30, 2009


I don't know what we are to assume, but I find this fascinating, in that eye-popping, face-smacking sort of way. Case in point:

OOPS: Personal Data from the Bowling Green Police Department Published on Website
Last Updated by Lauren on Apr 4, 2008

Date Posted: Nov. 2006.

Inadvertent publishing of the names, SSNs, and phone numbers of 200 suspects and victims on the daily blotter.


Oops, indeed!
posted by nosila at 7:08 AM on August 30, 2009



Doesn't look like just the U.S. federal government - there seem to be a lot of incidents from state and local governments.
posted by dilettante at 7:19 AM on August 30, 2009


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