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    Gun ownership and other details for millions leaked by unsecured voter data at G00gle

    Among the sensitive information included in the exposed database were names, addresses and political affiliations in addition to an undisclosed number of records containing email addresses and Facebook profiles, as well as whether or not the person owned a gun, Daily Dot reported.

    Chris Vickery of MacKeeper Security Research said he stumbled upon the sensitive cache recently after discovering that a database was being hosted by Google on the internet without any safeguards in place to restrict access, such as requiring a username and password.
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    In December, Mr. Vickery announced he had discovered two other publicly exposed voter databases containing a total of more than 240 million records. CSO Online reported at the time that the smaller of the two troves contained more than 18 million records composed of user-specific information, including categories for gun ownership and religious affiliation.

    http://www.csoonline.com/article/301...ase-error.html

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...ils-millions-/

    154 million voter records exposed, revealing gun ownership, Facebook profiles, and more

    The records in this database contained a slew of personal and sensitive detail. For all individuals, the database included the following fields:

    Addresses_AddressLine

    Addresses_City

    Addresses_State

    Addresses_Zip

    Addresses_ZipPlus4

    Age

    Congressional_District_2011_NEW

    EstimatedIncome

    Ethnic

    FirstName

    Gender

    LastName

    Parties

    Phone10

    State_Senate_District_2011_NEW

    Vote_Frequency

    ZIP

    As seen in the redacted screenshot below, some entries had additional fields that included information on income, whether the individual was likely to have children, whether they owned a gun, and their ethnicity. Yet other entries had fields like "is conservative." Vickery informs the Daily Dot that there was also a surprising amount of email addresses and Facebook profile URLs.

    http://www.dailydot.com/politics/154...m_content=link
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    Quote Originally Posted by OC for ME View Post
    Millennials don't care. http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank...-baby-boomers/

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1245A Defender View Post
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    I'm so stinkin' easy to identify and find on the web, why even bother? As to owning guns, there's a hint or pic or thousand that may give an indication.

    In summary,

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