Fighting with the media is fun and earns a great deal of support but it's always a losing battle.
Accordingly, the Guv's latest hot mess doesn't seem to accomplish much but earn him more opposition in larger metropolitan areas.
Best mainstream summary we read today . . .
After alerting the state, the story published by the paper says “The newspaper delayed publishing this story to give the department time to protect teachers' private information,”.
Governor Mike Parson disagrees.
“They had no authorization to convert or decode. So, this was, clearly, a hack,” Parson said.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .
The St. Louis Post Dispatch reported a story on how they found a way into a secure part of the state education's department web site. The paper was able to get to the social security numbers of three educators.After alerting the state, the story published by the paper says "The newspaper delayed publishing this story to give the department time to protect teachers' private information,".Governor Mike Parson disagrees."They had no authorization to convert or decode.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday launched a criminal investigation of a St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter who exposed flaws on a state website that left more than 100,000 social security numbers of teachers, administrators and counselors vulnerable.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is vowing to prosecute the staff of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch after the newspaper says it uncovered security vulnerabilities on a state agency website. The governor is characterizing the incident as a hacking, and said Thursday that the state will investigate it at what could be a $50 million cost to taxpayers.
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