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  •  oh, you can call me ten kinds of ignorant (3+ / 0-)
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    if that's what does it for ya.  You have no stake in Experian, you don't work for SSA, but you have first hand intimate knowledge of this arrangement and it's good, good, good! Gotcha.

    I shave my legs with Occam's razor~

    by triv33 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 01:49:51 PM PST

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    •  It's their job. So they're "objective." (3+ / 0-)
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      See?  

    •  When did i say it was good? (0+ / 0-)

      What I said is that SSA is not giving your protected data to Experian. That is also publicly stated by SSA.

      What I said is that SSA thinks this is the only way they can do online identity authentication in real time (where "this" is contracting with an agency like Experian. i have no idea who their competitors are). That is what they say. I was there, sorry you couldn't be there too.

      What I said is that SSA is extremely conservative about security. That's my opinion after listening to them talk about a lot. PLus they are bound by lots of laws that are not necessarily based on convenience for the public.

      What I said is that the verification screen definitely needs work. What I said is that SSA should do a much better job explaining what is going on.

      What I said is that SSA offering a robust suite of online services is good for them and good for the public.

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