No Security in Government website!

The topic of just about all news stories from August to November in 2013 is the laughable Healthcare.gov website that was promised to provide affordable healthcare to all uninsured Americas. By now you would have to be a monk living in Tibet to not have heard about the joke of a website that has crashed and compromised the data of millions of Americans. Today more news about the NON EXISTENT security of the site. How on earth could the government hired anyone to build a site for hundreds of millions of people without first considering security? Total insanity! This should finally wake people up to the fact that our government can’t do anything well and they could care less about our privacy and security.

It could take a year to secure the risk of “high exposures” of personal information on the federal Obamacare online exchange, a cybersecurity expert told CNBC on Monday November 25th, 2013.

“When you develop a website, you develop it with security in mind. And it doesn’t appear to have happened this time,” said David Kennedy, a so-called “white hat” hacker who tests online security by breaching websites. He testified on Capitol Hill about the flaws of HealthCare.gov last week.

“It’s really hard to go back and fix the security around it because security wasn’t built into it,” said Kennedy, chief executive of TrustedSec. “We’re talking multiple months to over a year to at least address some of the critical-to-high exposures on the website itself.”

Another online security expert—who spoke at last week’s House hearing and then on CNBC—said the federal Obamacare website needs to be shut down and rebuilt from scratch. Morgan Wright, CEO of Crowd Sourced Investigations said: “There’s not a plan to fix this that meets the sniff test of being reasonable.”

So for ANYONE who hasn’t yet realized that just about everything in America that promises you that it will protect you…it WILL NOT! This includes and is not limited to the following false sense of security by the CIA, The SEC, The FTC, The FDA, The CDC, The FDIC and my favorite, the BBB. They are all a total waste of tax payers money and provide no real value to your life.

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Online Privacy Policies and our Government

Here’s the difference between your legal right to privacy online and your legal right to privacy offline:

If the government wants to obtain a document stored in your home file cabinet, the law requires a warrant signed by a judge. The warrant needs to show that there’s probable cause that such an intrusion of your privacy will expose proof of illegal activity.

Under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, however, some government agencies argue that they don’t need a warrant to access your online data. They simply send a subpoena — which doesn’t require a judge’s signature or the same burden of proof — to the Internet service.

Sign the “We the People” petition to let the White House know that the law should protect the privacy of your electronic communications.

To be clear, Google requires a search warrant before releasing any data relating to contents of Gmail or other Google services.
That said, the number of requests from law enforcement to Google are growing — in the first half of this year, Google received 10,918 requests for information about our users from government investigators in the US. That’s an increase of 205% since 2009.

It’s time for the Electronic Communications Privacy Act to protect our privacy in more than name only — a warrant should always be required when the government wants to read your email or any other form of online communication.

Do you agree? Sign the White House petition now:

http://takeaction.withgoogle.com/white-house-petition

~EMPOWERING CONSUMERS