Tech at Night: Obama misses the point on Cybersecurity

On April 11, 2015, in General, by Neil Stevens

They tell me it’s a very good thing Obama did, threatening to send the hackers to the cornfield. Or at least to take their stuff. But I’m not sure in practice it’ll matter much since, you know, the attackers are abroad.

We can’t even get Edward Snowden, but Russia can get into Obama’s servers. What good is Obama’s order going to do?

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Welcome to the fourth and final part of the series (See I, II, and III to get up to speed with what’s going on here).

Brief summary: Andrew McLaughlin is Deputy White House CTO, and has been reprimanded by the White House for inappropriate relations with his former employer, Google. Due to a Google Buzz security hole, wide-eyed observers at Big Government noticed that McLaughlin was still very cozy with Google through his Gmail account. This led to a FOIA request for those emails, and now I’m reading them from an release.

On to Part III of that release.

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