>I saw a story all about this woman who keeps getting declared dead by government computers when she’s not, and a statement jumped out at me.
after someone dies, Social Security releases that person’s personal information on computer discs. He said the information is sold to anyone who wants it, like the Web site Ancestry.com.
Ok, I understand ancestry.com, but anyone who wants it? So could anyone randomly walk in off the street and ask for a box of dead people data and buy it? That sounds freaky, especially with all the identity thieving that goes on these days.