A.M. Links: Obamacare Website Subject to Cyberattacks, Snapchat Rejected $3 Billion Deal, US Jobless Claims Fall

  • A top Homeland Security
    Department official testifying before Congress stated that
    HealthCare.gov has been subject to approximately
    16 cyberattacks
    and one unsuccessful “denial of service”
    attack. This was the first time an administration official publicly
    acknowledged that there have been any cyberattacks on the Obamacare
    website. So, it’s not just the feds who want to steal your medical
  • Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz) said approval for the U.S.
    Congress is so low
    even his 101-year-old mother
    no longer supports the legislative
  • A law banning undetectable firearms
    is set to expire
    , which has thrown federal law enforcement
    officials into hysterics about the potential security threats posed
    by 3D printed plastic guns.
  • Mobile messaging startup Snapchat
    rejected an acquisition offer
    from Facebook that would
    have valued the company at $3 billion or more.
  • A US aircraft carrier and two cruisers have arrived in the
    Philippines to help communities
    devastated by Typhoon Haiyan
    , one of the deadliest typhoons on
  • The number of people who applied for unemployment benefits fell
    by by 2,000 to
    last week. 
  • Former German President Christian Wulff is
    going on trial
    accused of receiving and granting favors in

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from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2013/11/14/am-links-obamacare-website-subject-to-cy

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