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Confidential Police Documents Found In Confetti At Macy's Parade 180

Posted by samzenpus
from the putting-it-all-together dept.
cstacy writes "The Nassau County (New York) Police Department is 'very concerned' about reports that shreds of police documents (with social security numbers, phone numbers, addresses, license plate numbers, incident reports, and more) rained down as confetti in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The documents also unveiled the identities of undercover officers, including their SSNs and bank information, according to WPIX-TV. Macy's has no idea how this happened, as they use commercial, colored confetti, not shredded paper."
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Confidential Police Documents Found In Confetti At Macy's Parade

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  • by fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) on Monday November 26, 2012 @12:34AM (#42091069) Journal

    I think you'd need to ensure your sensitive documents were pulped, rather than simply shredded. Much harder to piece together paper machet'

    It's a question of volume. Once you start shoving serious quantities of paper, you should really look into sending all your printers and copiers to law school, and retooling the UIs and print drivers so that all printing automatically takes place in the context of attorney-client privilege.

    Thanks to the magic of inexpensive ethernet-attached printers and online degree mills, all the printers that the C-levels and above use are doctors as well as lawyers, and we imported a HIPPApotamus to guard the filing cabinets. It doesn't get more secure than that!

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 26, 2012 @01:39AM (#42091325)

    Downmod this uncle shagging mental retard with brains the size of a cat's nostril and balls that produce rat sperm. Everyone's tired of uncle shagging mental retards with brains the size of a cat's nostril and balls that produce rat sperm.

  • by fuzzybunny (112938) on Monday November 26, 2012 @06:58AM (#42092457) Homepage Journal

    That'd be hilarious. I can already imagine the business justification: "we need to install a heater so we can power the cooler because we heat too much when it's cold outside."

  • by Bucc5062 (856482) <<bucc5062> <at> <gmail.com>> on Monday November 26, 2012 @09:05AM (#42093065)

    Had I mod points I would have modded you troll+. A new ranking that acknowledges the ability to get someone to read, follow 0 point threads, and laugh at the same time. I only saw your post, had to open and follow the parents back up...The human brain is an endless source of word combinations.

  • by Sentrion (964745) on Monday November 26, 2012 @10:56AM (#42093763)

    ...They should spend a few more dollars and get a shredder that can reduce their paper to dust or at least small bits instead of long strips.

    You must be one of those tax-and-spend liberals. The solution is to shutdown the police department, reduce firearm regulations, and allow the invisible hand of the free market to decide who can get away with crime.

Somebody ought to cross ball point pens with coat hangers so that the pens will multiply instead of disappear.

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