More proof that the government can’t do anything right.
The buzz from scoring an iPod for $15 undoubtedly wore off quickly for one New Zealand man. Instead of a working MP3 player that could be loaded up with tunes, Chris Ogle found a broken iPod filled with 60 pages of US military data and personally identifying information.
The files Ogle found on the iPod contain the names and personal details of US soldiers, including some who served in Afghanistan and Iraq. There are no details on exactly how many personal records are contained within the documents (most of which date back to 2005), but they do also have information on mission briefings and equipment deployment.
…some of the phone numbers from the iPod’s records still work, and the identified individuals indeed picked up on the other end.