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JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Nick Anderson)

In other news, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the Florida law prohibiting doctors from talking to patients about guns in the house. For similar reasons, laws telling doctors to spread misinformation about fake abortion "reversal" have been struck down; they violate the First Amendment rights of doctors.

Meanwhile, 6 White House staffers, including the director of scheduling, were fired because they failed FBI background checks. Maybe they should have been checked before hiring them?

Finally, the supposedly secure messaging app White House staffers are using is apparently not secure at all. It's also probably illegal.

Cybersecurity experts warn that the Confide app, which boasts a feature that deletes messages as soon as they are read, is rife with security concerns. It also raises questions about whether senior members of the White House should be using an app that purposely deletes their conversations, potentially flouting rules requiring that they keep an accurate record of communications within the White House. The use of the app by government officials was first reported by Axios.

BuzzFeed News found the phone numbers of Spicer, along with Hope Hicks, the director of strategic communications, via a feature that allows users to see friends who have already joined.

Whoops?

Messages also apparently aren't deleted after they're read. They're retained by the company for as long as a week.

Have a good weekend.

  • Aynwrong

    “Meanwhile, 6 White House staffers, including the director of scheduling, were fired because they failed FBI background checks. Maybe they should have been checked before hiring them?”

    Donald Trump: “I call it extreme vetting”