The voting system in the US is deplorable. Not only is our methodology outdated, we have the lowest turnout rate of any developed nation. The solution to almost every election-related challenge is to make voting mandatory. And with a little tech reform, we could do it in time for the 2016 presidential election.
EFF researchers have independently confirmed that healthcare.gov is sending personal health information to at least 14 third party domains, even if the user has enabled Do Not Track. The information is sent via the referrer header, which contains the URL of the page requesting a third party resource. The referrer…
When Healthcare.gov launched last year, it was a big old mess. But the health insurance marketplace website has steadily improved, and the next version should actually be easy to use. The next round of sign-ups begins November 15, but you'll be able to start comparison shopping for the best plan tonight.
Healthcare.gov wasn't the Obama administration's finest moment. But ahead of a second enrolment period which kicks off November 15th, the team behind the website are making sure the same problems don't happen again—by hacking their own site.
Hey, remember that time the U.S. government launched a website and it was a disaster and it didn't work? I'm not just taking about HealthCare.gov, there are actually a whole host of horrible government websites out there. Now a new department will be making sure the U.S.'s websites don't give the country nightmares…
Wired's Steven Levy managed to get a sneak peak at the next iteration of the government's online healthcare exchange, and you will not believe what he reported back. Brace yourself: Levy says the new Healthcare.gov is elegant, functional, and easy-to-use. I'll believe it when I see it.
Heartbleed, the gaping flaw that left the internet's security gate wide open for more than two years, is causing headaches for yet another site: the beleagured Healthcare.gov. The government says the site has not been compromised, but officials have reset all user passwords "out of an abundance of caution."…
After the bevy of problems Healthcare.gov encountered in its first few months of life, dumping one more onto the pile shouldn't phase you all that much, right? Well, not if that hiccup is actually a gaping vulnerability—and one that can
grant hackers access to over 70,0000 private records in just four minutes, at that.
There's been a ton of news about HealthCare.gov from the dark days of the rollout in October, to the slightly better days of now when the online healthcare exchange seems to be at a point of minimum reliability. If you found keeping up exhausting, you're not alone.
Back in October when HealthCare.gov launched and then promptly became an enormous shit show, the Obama administration imposed December 1st as their deadline for getting the site's act together. And today's the day! So how's stuff going?
We don't need to tell you how much of a disaster Healthcare.gov has been. But what we do need to tell you is that, fortunately, the Government is being sensible enough to not renew its contract with its host Verizon.
Calling the launch of Healthcare.gov a complete and utter disaster may sound a bit dramatic—but unfortunately, it's also pretty accurate. With only six people able to actually enroll out of the 4.7 million unique visitors the site saw on launch day, something clearly needs to change. And since the government has its …
The "tech surge" that President Obama promised to fix the very broken HealthCare.gov portal just got a lot more tech-savvy. According to Bloomberg, companies like Google, Oracle and Red Hat are now swooping in to lead the recovery effort. But is it enough?
In case you haven't noticed, it's been kind of a rough year in Washington. And it's especially rough for one guy in particular. Freshly inaugurated and Instagram-friendly, President Obama promised a new, tech-savvy future for America. The latest cover of Bloomberg Businessweek pretty much sums up how that's working…