Category: Birth

Over 750,000 applications for US birth certificate copies exposed online
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Over 750,000 applications for US birth certificate copies exposed online

An online company that allows users to obtain a copy of their birth and death certificates from U.S. state governments has exposed a massive cache of applications — including their personal information. More than 752,000 applications for copies of birth certificates were found on an Amazon Web Services (AWS) storage bucket. (The bucket also had…

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U.S. Birth Rate Drops for Fourth Year, Remains Below Replacement Level
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U.S. Birth Rate Drops for Fourth Year, Remains Below Replacement Level

The United States’ birth rate has continued to decline for the fourth consecutive year, newly released federal data reveals. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the finalized birth and fertility rates for 2018, finding that U.S. birth rates have been dropping since 2015. Last year, less than 3.8 million babies were born in…

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