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[IP] The White House just posted the emails of critics without censoring sensitive personal information
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Dave Farber
2017-07-14 20:42:21 UTC
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Subject: [ NNSquad ] [INCOMPETENT and ILLEGAL] The White House just posted the emails of critics without censoring sensitive personal information
Date: July 14, 2017 at 4:31:10 PM EDT
[INCOMPETENT and ILLEGAL] The White House just posted the emails of critics without censoring sensitive personal information
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/7/14/15973464/white-house-election-integrity-doxx
The White House just responded to concerns it would release
voters' sensitive personal information by releasing a bunch of
voters' sensitive personal information. Last month, the White
House's "election integrity" commission sent out requests to
every state asking for all voters' names, party IDs,
addresses, and even the last four digits of their Social
Security numbers, among other information. The White House
then said this information would be made available to the
public. A lot of people did not like the idea, fearing that
their personal information could be made public. So some sent
emails to the White House, demanding that it rescind the
request. This week, the White House decided to make those
emails from concerned citizens public through the commission's
new website. But the administration made a big mistake: It
didn't censor any of the personal information -- such as
names, email addresses, actual addresses, and phone numbers --
included in those emails. In effect, the White House just
released the sensitive personal information of a lot of
concerned citizens giving feedback to their government. That's
made even worse by the fact that the White House did this when
the thing citizens were complaining about was the possibility
that their private information would be made public. As of
Friday afternoon, the emails are still uncensored and
available on the White House's website. They include all sorts
of feedback, from concerns about privacy to outright insults
of the Trump administration. One email just links to an image
of the terrifying pornographic meme Goatse. (Do not Google
this if you value your eyes.)
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--Lauren--
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