There has been plenty of grumbling about security problems at healthcare.gov, but now it's emerging as a full-blown problem.
Professional hacker and web expert David Kennedy testified yesterday about the safety of the ObamaCare website: “Healthcare.gov is not secure today. And nothing’s really changed since the November 19th testimony. In fact, from November 19th testimony. it’s even worse.”
FNC’s Brit Hume reports on how Reuters handles the story.
Expert testifies ACA site is "insecure...100%." Reuters: "Republicans warn of security flaws in Obamacare website." http://t.co/0UpWvEUwxJ
— Brit Hume (@brithume) January 16, 2014
But Democrats are pushing back against what they see as GOP attacks on the law. The House approved legislation yesterday requiring weekly, detailed reports on the number of enrollees, unique visitors, and other stats.
Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI) just called a bill to require HHS to provide stats on #Obamacare enrollments "reprehensible."
— Ellen Carmichael (@ellencarmichael) January 16, 2014
DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a cancer survivor, has a message for the GOP: Hands off ObamaCare.
In response to a GOP tweet asking readers to “tell us your top issues” she makes her allegiance known.
— D Wasserman Schultz (@DWStweets) January 16, 2014
Doesn’t look like Ted Cruz, who won’t stop thinking about repealing, reads Schultz’s feed, according to his aide.
Cruz asked for a vote to defund Obamacare and fund military pensions. Denied. Couldn't even get a VOTE on it.
— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) January 16, 2014
It’s not that often the light on at the top of the Capitol shines signifying Congress is in session. Most full-time employees work 40 hours a week Monday through Friday.
And when they’re outta there on a Thursday, no one better get in their way.
NBC News’s political reporter, Kasie Hunt, got caught in the herd.
Scene in the Senate: Lawmakers literally running through the halls post-omnibus vote. Airplanes to catch!
— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) January 16, 2014
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) January 16, 2014
Nice work if you can get it.
NSA, watch out. You won’t have Rand Paul to snoop on anymore. He’s joining Snapchat.
The social media photo-sharing app allows users to send photos and videos that disappear after a few seconds.
Did you hear? I joined @Snapchat! For daily updates & behind-the-scenes footage follow: senatorrandpaul. I'm sending my first snap tonight.
— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul) January 15, 2014
“I like the idea of my chats disappearing so the NSA can’t get them,” Paul tells Greta Van Susteren.
Created by two Stanford brothers, Snapchat has become a Silicon Valley sweetheart, recently turning down a $3-billion offer from Facebook.
But watch out, Senator. Researchers at Symantec say a new type of spam is emerging on Snapchat: porn bots.
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