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There is no trial and no charges have been filed as of yet. This is terrible reporting. Referring something for investigation is not the same as filing charges or putting anyone on trial. Clickbait headlines that distort reality are not good for the discourse.
We really turning into a bizarre world order.
What is next? Sending people to prison for looking under the hood of their cars?
> This all began when the reporter took a look at the “view source” menu item that lets you see the HTML code of the web page and discovered that the source code contained the Social Security numbers of educators. Being a diligent and respectful citizen, he then proceeded to inform the state about the dangerous glitch.
>Once the private numbers were removed from the web page, the Post-Dispatch wrote an expose on the incident. This led to Governor Parson announcing a criminal investigation into the reporter and the Post-Dispatch.
This is absurd.
As a web developer, I’ve long since lost count of how many times I’ve gone to a website and viewed the source code to see how they did something. I guess that makes me a super hacker.
Let me fix that for you: A Reporter Is Being Harassed Because Missouri’s Governor is a Moron
>”allowed open source tools to be used to query data that should not be public.”
Nonsense. No special query was made, no special tools were needed. When you publish a page, you publish its code. Legally speaking, the government was basically publicly broadcasting these SSNs.