Jeb Bush dumps emails, social security numbers of Florida residents online

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Jeb Bush, a rumored 2016 Republican presidential candidate, just decided to publish hundreds of thousands of emails sent to him during his time as governor of Florida. On its face it seems like a great idea in the name of transparency, but there's one huge problem: neither Bush nor those who facilitated the publication of the records, including the state government, decided to redact potentially sensitive personal information from them.

"In the spirit of transparency, I am posting the emails of my governorship here," a note on Bush's website says. "Some are funny; some are serious; some I wrote in frustration." Some also contain the email addresses, home addresses, phone numbers, and social security numbers of Florida residents. The emails are available in Outlook format, and can be searched on the web at Bush's website.

More: Jeb Bush dumps emails including social security numbers of Florida residents online - The Verge

What was he thinking?
 
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Very poor judgement, Jeb. I certainly don't want you in the White House. Typical Bush judgement.
 

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could have been planned. Maybe Jeb is looking for an early out. I don't really think he's dedicated to running for the office.
 

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Sounds like a strategic error. Just hope no one is harmed by the the fact that their private information was released. That really does suck. So much for privacy and personal liberty.
 

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