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posted by martyb on Saturday October 03 2015, @03:35PM   Printer-friendly
from the someone-is-going-to-have-a-very-bad-day dept.

The Secret Service thought we all needed a reminder that databases of personal information will be exploited for political gain. The chair of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, was leading the investigation into one of the recent cases of Secret Service misconduct. Agents within the service accessed records concerning Chaffetz' application to the Secret Service (which was not acted upon) and then disseminated that information within the agency and talked to the press about it.

The full Inspector General's report (pdf) is available.

Will Chaffetz learn from his experience and strengthen privacy laws for regular citizens?


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 04 2015, @06:55PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 04 2015, @06:55PM (#245292)

    Any idea why my, earlier, submission wasn't published?

    /submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=980 [soylentnews.org]

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 04 2015, @07:15PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 04 2015, @07:15PM (#245300)

    The link should have gone to /submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=9802 [soylentnews.org].

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 05 2015, @06:38PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 05 2015, @06:38PM (#245755)

      Because your submission seems to be valid synthesis journalism. (i.e. you took multiple stories and summarized them yourself.) You didn't make it a one or two sentence comment and then quoted one of those articles wholesale.

    • (Score: 2) by gottabeme on Tuesday October 06 2015, @08:46AM

      by gottabeme (1531) on Tuesday October 06 2015, @08:46AM (#246007)

      While your summary was more informative, the headline was less so. "Inspector general reports on..." vs. "Secret Service embarrasses congressman". The latter gets to the point and is more like what a newspaper would write. Were I the editor, I would have taken your summary with this headline.