Move your personal information offline

When will Americans push back against being forced by business and government to put so much of their personal information online? NONE of it is safe there. NONE! And it never will be, whatever the absurd assertions that somehow cyber-security experts will protect us.

The hackers and thieves are just getting started.

Companies want to put as much stuff online as they can to make it easier to lay off employees.  The mantra is:  Automate everything!

The cost of this exposure is only starting to be understood. More people should have heeded the warnings of Robert Smith, the longtime editor and publisher of The Privacy Journal.

Consider the breach at Anthem, the health-insurance company, announced this week. The personal information of 80 million people violated!

-- Robert Whitcomb