Someone pinch me, tell me it’s not true ::
VNU will become a private owned company like SAIC
Carlyle Group in bid for VNU Publication Group with
ownership of DataMining companies LexisNexis – Seisint Inc.
ChoicePoint – DBT Online – Voter Purge Florida ’00-’04
Data wholesaler LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier, has admitted that personal information concerning 310,000 US citizens has been stolen. In March, the company admitted to losing data related to only 32,000 victims.
It has since transpired that unauthorized users breached the system 59 times using stolen passwords, and grabbed data belonging to an additional 278,000 people.
The disclosure mirrors the ChoicePoint debacle, in which only 35,000 victims were acknowledged initially, a number later rounded up slightly to 100,000.
In less than seven weeks’ time it has been revealed that, in addition to privacy invasion, ChoicePoint, LexisNexis, payroll handler PayMaxx, Bank of America, health care heavyweight San Jose Medical Group, California State University at Chico, Boston College, University of California at Berkeley, and a large shoe retailer called DSW, all have lost control of sensitive data concerning millions of victims.
- ChoicePoint finds wealth in information
ChoicePoint is not alone in eyeing the government for new business. LexisNexis and others also work closely with national security and intelligence officials. To compete in the homeland security market, LexisNexis paid $775 million last year for Seisint Inc., a rival company with a supercomputer and a counter-terrorism system dubbed MATRIX.
VNU NV, the Dutch owner of the ACNielsen research company, is discussing an $8.88 billion bid from buyout firms including Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company, two months after shareholders forced the resignation of VNU’s chief executive.
VNU said it received an offer of $34 to $34.52 a share from a group that also includes AlpInvest Partners NV, Blackstone Group LP, Carlyle Group, Hellman & Friedman LLC, Permira Advisers Ltd., and Thomas H. Lee Partners LP.
Investigation January 2004 and diaries @dKos as creve coeur ::
● Accenture | Cheney | Halliburton | Ghost of Enron | SAIC & US Elections
Sat Jan 29, 2005 at 06:54:14 AM PDT
● Please ADD Your Comments on Election Fraud For Next Diary
Thu Jan 27, 2005 at 02:00:29 PM PDT
● MATRIX DataMining and Exit Polls ‘glitch’
Sat Jan 15, 2005 at 06:36:11 AM PDT
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