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Healthcare.gov just can't catch a break -- it's been targeted by hackers and shared personal information with marketing companies in the past six months, and now it's trying to clean up a mess for the nearly 800,000 people it just sent incorrect tax information to. The Obama administration confirm...

February 20th 2015 at 2:27pm 0 Comments
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The US's web-based health care portal didn't launch as planned, to put it mildly, but the digital task force created to salvage that mess (and prevent others) showed that it's possible to have modern, responsive government services on the internet. Accordingly, the White House wants more -- as par...

February 2nd 2015 at 7:02pm 0 Comments
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A few days ago an Associated Press report revealed that the US Government's affordable care portal Healthcare.gov was passing detailed information on to third parties. Now the AP tests reveal those links have been scaled back. Previously, the Eelectronic Freedom Foundation discovered that the site...

January 23rd 2015 at 4:58pm 0 Comments
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Healthcare.gov might have a dedicated team looking after its welfare thanks to its disastrous launch, but it's still not completely bulletproof. Apparently, the insurance website was hacked in July, and the perpetrator managed to slip in malware that wasn't spotted until August 25th. Before you ha...

September 4th 2014 at 9:54pm 0 Comments
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It's almost universally accepted that Healthcare.gov's launch was an absolute nightmare. The next iteration may very well not be, thanks to the new blood that's been working tirelessly on a redesign since last November. As Wired tells it, once the revamped site launches this November 15th, it will...

June 5th 2014 at 7:55pm 0 Comments
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Leading Microsoft is arguably the toughest (and most up-for-grabs) job in tech right now, but salvaging a catastrophic government website launch is a close runner-up. The White House has tapped Kurt DelBene, the outgoing Microsoft Office President, to head up a revamp of its notoriously glitch-rid...

December 17th 2013 at 2:19pm 0 Comments