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The Real Threat to Our Government Is Tech Illiteracy

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Credit: Wired

You only have to look to newsworthy FBI investigations to see how pervasive U.S. government leaders' digital illiteracy can be. During her tenure as U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton used an email account that routed through a server she had privately set up in her home. This was against government protocol, but her team appeared to not take those guidelines seriously.

Clinton and her team used the private server because the government email they were supposed to use was clunky and difficult and not optimized for mobile. All of this underscores how digital illiteracy at every level of government endangers the security of the nation and the functioning of democracy.

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