19 days after the discovery of the most serious security flaw in the world of the internet, and the government finally gets around to checking healthcare.gov and realizing it is affected. Yesterday I wrote a blog post about how the NSA's knowledge of the bug may have undermined national security and most likely put into jeopardy the personal information of millions of the citizens the agency is charged with protecting. Now we'll probably have the GOP going after the administration over the slow response to Heartbleed, and I can't blame them one bit. The fix for this bug is very simple and on average takes about 30 seconds. Why wasn't the government on it as soon as news broke and updates pushed out? Hell, why doesn't the government just do regular security updates of their software for that matter? There needs to be answers to this.
Apparently Media Matters is trying to fight the SEIU from unionizing their employees. I can't even begin to describe how disappointing it is to see a group that claims they support workers rights to try and fight against them.
A Peoria family was met with horror this week as police knocked down their doors, seized their electronic devices and hauled them in for questioning. The reason for such a police action? Apparently one member is behind a fake Twitter account that impersonates the mayor of Peroria, Il. The charges he is facing? False personation of a public official, a Class A misdemeanor in the state.
That's what he told members of the business community at a fundraiser. That's going to be interesting with mid-terms, only 50 Congressional working days left until those mid-terms and the constant excuse of "we can't work on legislation like this with mid-terms". I would have to say Boehner was flat out lying through his teeth.
The big name 2016 GOP hopefuls apparently don't want to jump into the Cliven Bundy fiasco. The Hill has asked Ted Cruz, Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio for their opinions of the Nevada Rancher's stand off with the government and all three have refused to answer.True how can one say they stand for law and order, when this is a case of someone breaking the law and the right helping him avoid justice?
The Pasteur Institute in France has lost over 2,300 vials of the SARS virus. Thankfully the lab and independent groups have determined the missing samples to not be infectious. Well at least that's what we're hoping...