A Post-Dispatch reporter alerted the state to security flaws on a teacher certification website, and the state responded by threatening criminal action against the reporter.
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After the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported first to the state and then in a news story that teacher Social Security numbers were at risk of ex…
The Post-Dispatch discovered the vulnerability in a web application that allowed the public to search teacher certifications and credentials.
The threat came two days after the Post-Dispatch informed the state about a data risk that left vulnerable 100,000 Social Security numbers.
Editorial Board members Tod Robberson and Kevin McDermott discuss Gov. Mike Parson’s attack on a Post-Dispatch reporter who discovered a major…
Missouri's governor irrationally seeks to punish a reporter for alerting officials to vulnerable Social Security numbers on a state website.
Officials are eyeing federal stimulus money to pay for an overhaul of Missouri’s aging IT infrastructure.
Last week, Gov. Mike Parson accused the newspaper of hacking the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's website.
The state education commissioner should heed her own advice regarding a data breach and investigate internally instead of accusing a reporter.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s administration put teachers at risk, then scapegoated a journalist.
Like Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner, he tries to fundraise off a criminal investigation.
Rather than thank the Post-Dispatch for discovering the flaw, Gov. Mike Parson accused the newspaper of hacking.