Hacker’s delight: ObamaCare data dangers not fixed

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Politics,Chris Stirewalt,Power Play

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• Hacker’s delight: ObamaCare data dangers not fixed
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• Gillespie all in: Senate announcement today
• But other than that, it was delicious…

ObamaCare continues to leave consumer data vulnerable to theft months after security problems were first exposed. In the wake of a Christmas-season punctuated by massive hack attacks, consumers today awoke to find that the beleaguered new federal health insurance entitlement program “remains fundamentally flawed in ways that make it dangerous to people who use it.” That was the characterization of security expert Kevin Johnson, reviewing for Reuters the findings of “white hat” hackers who exposed gaping vulnerabilities in the federal data cache for ObamaCare. One of the friendly hackers will testify before a house panel today. More.

[The White House opposes a House-passed bill that would require the administration to notify Americans if their data had been compromised.]

Google & Co. host six-hour ObamaCare telethon - From Variety: “Funny or Die, Maker Studios and [Google’s] YouTube Studios are partnering with [state ObamaCare programs] for [a six-hour live Web stream] to be held at YouTube Studios [today]  in Playa Vista. Organizers say that the ‘Tell a Friend — Get Covered’ event will be a mix of comedy skits and educational segments, including Funny or Die videos featuring Jennifer Hudson, Olivia Wilde and Elizabeth Banks.”

[New Today on Fox News Opinion: It’s award season in Hollywood, and Fox News Contributor Richard Grenell considers how studio executives are taking their cues from political operatives.]

Obama hoops pals try to get ObamaCare off injured reserve list - New taxpayer-funded advertisements featuring NBA all-stars Magic Johnson and Alonzo Mourning will begin airing today during NBA games. It’s part of a $52 million ad blitz to rescue the struggling entitlement program. More.

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Chris Stirewalt
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