Posts by Mandy Nagy  (Page 21)
 

Obamacare website troubles began long before launch

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Posted by    Monday, October 14, 2013 at 12:30pm 10/14/2013 at 12:30pm

As the Obamacare website continues to struggle with issues since its rollout, more and more information is emerging that tells us the problems extend beyond “glitches.”

The NY Times published a lengthy article over the weekend, detailing more of the issues as viewed by various sources.  It further emp...

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Obamacare system problems go beyond “glitches”

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Posted by    Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 3:25pm 10/12/2013 at 3:25pm

More technology experts are warning that glitches in the Obamacare system could take longer to iron out, as many remain unable to get beyond the earliest steps in the signup process.

From Politico:

The glitch-plagued Obamacare rollout might be just the beginning: A series of potential technology problems could thwart the Obama administration’s...

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PolitiFact announces it will launch PunditFact

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Posted by    Friday, October 11, 2013 at 4:39pm 10/11/2013 at 4:39pm

PolitiFact announced yesterday afternoon that it will soon launch PunditFact, a new site aimed at fact-checking pundits and media figures.

PolitiFact, the Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking website of the Tampa Bay Times, will soon launch PunditFact, a site dedicated to checking claims by pundits, column...

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Healthcare.gov — The bad, the bad, and the ugly

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Posted by    Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 6:23pm 10/10/2013 at 6:23pm

I’ve been covering the ongoing issues with the Obamacare website in the days since its glitch-filled launch, which you can read here, here and here.  From day one, the Obama administration has spun the problems as a good thing, blaming all the site’s technical misfires entirely on high traffic volume –...

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Passengers on smartphones oblivious to man flashing gun on train before shooting

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 5:00pm 10/9/2013 at 5:00pm

Authorities investigating a shooting on a San Francisco train that killed a college student last month say surveillance footage shows that people were so engrossed in their phones they didn’t even notice the gunman flashing the weapon.

From the Associated Press (

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We’re from Obamacare, and we’re here to help

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 6:35pm 10/8/2013 at 6:35pm

One week into its launch, the Obamacare website continues to struggle with glitches, even after some weekend downtime that was supposed to start addressing some of those issues.

Information technology experts have been skeptical of the administration’s claims that all of the technical issues have been due solely to unexpected overwhelming demand.

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Park Service allows pro-immigration reform rally on ‘closed’ National Mall

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Posted by    Monday, October 7, 2013 at 6:33pm 10/7/2013 at 6:33pm

The Washington Examiner reported earlier today that the Park Service will allow an immigration reform rally on the ‘closed’ National Mall in Washington DC tomorrow.

A planned immigration reform rally will take place on the National Mall on Tuesday even though...

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IT experts skeptical Obamacare website has just “traffic” problem

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Posted by    Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 7:04pm 10/6/2013 at 7:04pm

The other day, I wrote that long wait times are not the only issue with the Obamacare website, highlighting my skepticism of the administration’s claims that high volume was to blame for all the glitches in the system.

It turns out that Reuters news agency spoke with five technology experts who expressed...

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US Military Forces Carry Out Raid in Somalia

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Posted by    Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 8:10pm 10/5/2013 at 8:10pm

US Special Forces are said to have been involved today in a mission in Somalia that targeted an Al Shabaab leader.  The raid comes nearly two weeks after the attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi.

From the New York Times:

A Navy SEAL team targeted a senior leader of the Shabab militant...

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NYC art installation asks passersby how they feel about capitalism

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Posted by    Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 10:10am 10/5/2013 at 10:10am

“Capitalism works for me. In my life this is: true or false.”

That’s the choice being posed to passersby in Times Square in New York City over the next few days as part of an art installation.

The artist, Steve Lambert, says he wanted to create something that would make people reflect on how...

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Long wait times not the only issue with Obamacare website

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Posted by    Friday, October 4, 2013 at 7:21pm 10/4/2013 at 7:21pm

Since its initial rollout on Tuesday, the Healthcare.gov system has been plagued by technical glitches and long wait times. Some have tried to offer potential reasons, explaining that the system must communicate with many other systems and that’s further complicated by the fact that the intake its receiving is unique to...

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Unsealed documents shed light on Lavabit case

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Posted by    Friday, October 4, 2013 at 7:00am 10/4/2013 at 7:00am

You may recall that in August, the owner of secure email provider Lavabit abruptly shut down the service, leaving little indication as to why, other than a cryptic message posted at the company’s website.

Based upon limited statements made by Lavabit’s owner Ladar Levison since he shutdown the service – he has...

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WWII Vets storm Barry-cades

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 6:46pm 10/1/2013 at 6:46pm

More than 90 veterans arrived in Washington DC today, having embarked upon a visit to the World War II Memorial as part of an Honor Flight, only to be met with barricades erected as part of the government shutdown.

The need for the barricades was questionable:

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Syrian Electronic Army hacks GlobalPost website and Twitter account

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Posted by    Monday, September 30, 2013 at 6:17pm 9/30/2013 at 6:17pm

The Syrian Electronic Army breached the Twitter account of GlobalPost on Monday and claims to have hacked the outlet’s website, in retaliation for an article the outlet published about the group earlier this month.

Posting from GlobalPost’s Twitter account, the pro-Assad hacking group tweeted, “Think twice before you publish untrusted informations[sic] about...

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Two arrests as robberies continue to hit San Francisco Bay Area news crews

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Posted by    Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 5:14pm 9/29/2013 at 5:14pm

Two 19-year old men have been charged with robbery, weapons and conspiracy offenses after a San Francisco television reporter was robbed of his equipment Friday.  A security guard accompanying the reporter fired shots upon the men during the confrontation.

From Reuters:

Two teenagers have been arrested after a San Francisco television reporter was...

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Saudi cleric claims driving can damage women’s ovaries

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Posted by    Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 2:00pm 9/29/2013 at 2:00pm

Amidst a campaign to fight Saudi Arabia’s de facto rule that bans women from driving, a Saudi cleric said that women who drive risk negative physiological impacts that could damage their ovaries.

From Reuters:

A conservative Saudi Arabian cleric has said women who drive risk damaging their ovaries and bearing children with clinical...

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Did SNL really mock Obamacare?

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Posted by    Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 12:00pm 9/29/2013 at 12:00pm

So, a lot of folks are talking about last night’s season premiere of Saturday Night Live and its skit on Obama’s sell of Obamacare.  Many are commenting that it mocks Obamacare.  I’m not sure I really saw it entirely the same way.

Check it out for yourself:

To set the scene for those of...

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