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Ivanka Trump used a personal email account to send hundreds of emails about government business last year
The discovery alarmed some advisers to President Trump, who feared that his daughter’s practices bore similarities to the personal email use of Hillary Clinton.
trumpAristocracy  trumpIncompetence  informationSecurity  censorship 
26 days ago by joeybaker
Report: Microsoft’s enterprise products covertly gather personal data on users - Microsoft collects and stores personal data about the behavior of individual users of its enterprise offerings on a large scale, without any public documentation — accord
Microsoft collects and stores personal data about the behavior of individual users of its enterprise offerings on a large scale, without any public documentation — according to a new report by Privacy Company. The data protection impact assessment (DPIA) was commissioned by the Dutch government to guide its institutions — which includes 300,000 workstations in …
userIsTheProduct  corporateCorruption  surveillanceState  informationSecurity  informationObscurity 
28 days ago by joeybaker
Voting machine manual instructed election officials to use weak passwords.
A vendor manual for voting machines used in about ten states shows the vendor instructed customers to use trivial, easy to crack passwords and to re-use the passwords when changing log-in credentials.
governmentIncompetence  informationSecurity  digitalDemocracy 
5 weeks ago by joeybaker
Hackers breach HealthCare.gov system, get data on 75,000
WASHINGTON (AP) — A government computer system that interacts with HealthCare.gov was hacked earlier this month, compromising the sensitive personal data of some 75,000 people, officials said Friday. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services made the announcement late in the afternoon ahead of a weekend, a time slot agencies often use to release unfavorable developments. Officials said the hacked system was shut down and technicians are working to restore it before sign-up season starts Nov. 1 for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
governmentIncompetence  informationSecurity 
7 weeks ago by joeybaker
Researchers: 11-year-old flaw in vote scanner still unfixed. The vote-counting machine is used in 23 U.S states
An uncorrected security flaw in a vote-counting machine used in 23 U.S states leaves it vulnerable to hacking 11 years after the manufacturer was alerted to it, security researchers say. The M650 high-speed ballot scanner is made by Election Systems...
digitalDemocracy  informationSecurity  securityNegligence  governmentIncompetence 
11 weeks ago by joeybaker
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