A friend forwarded an interesting article to me yesterday. It was posted on the BBC News web site reporting "Up to 1.7m people’s data missing." Of particular note in this article:
"EDS assesses that it is unlikely that the device was encrypted because it was stored within a secure site that exceeded the standards necessary for restricted information."
I read an interesting article in the latest SANS Ouch, Vol. 5 No. 10. It points out the results of a couple of surveys done by McAfee which show many of the 378 computer users interviewed by phone were undereducated when it comes to recognizing threats the Internet poses to their computers and to their personal privacy. Go take a look the article and follow the links to the full report.