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In The News 3-13-15

Thursday, March 12th, 2015 by | Filed Under: In The News

Hillary Clinton’s E-mail Mistake

Former First Lady, Secretary of State, senator and possible future Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton broke  the cardinal rule about keeping your business e-mail separate from your private account.

It turns out that during her time as Secretary of State, she exclusively used a personal e-mail account to conduct official business instead of using the official government e-mail account.  The move is against the rules and may be a violation of federal laws. 

Her staff said that her e-mails were properly preserved, but the requirement that e-mails be maintained on government server are meant to provide security for the records and access to the information should the government need it.

Most businesses and agencies require employees to conduct official business on official accounts.

 Runcible Aims To Create Heirloom Smartphone

A company called Monhom wants to turn electronics into heirloom pieces passed down the way pocket watches are handed down. The device is called Runcible and  the makers promise a fully functional smartphone that is also a high-end piece. While this may also be the goal of the iWatch, the Runcible looks more like what we envision as a family heirloom. It’s rounded and crafted from luxury woods.


The device is designed so that that electronics will be replaceable, so that it can be hopefully be upgraded for future generations. If a round, wood phone seems like a device you might enjoy, you can head over to their website to be notified when the device is made available for sale. No pricing is available yet.

Microsoft Adds Wireless PC Adapter For Xbox Controllers

Microsoft has a new wireless adapter for Xbox One controllers and that means the device can be used on Windows computer. This could be crucial to the goal of having cross platform compatibility between the Xbox One gaming system and Windows 10.


The new Windows 10 OS comes with a built-in game DVR and users should be able to stream many XBox One games to their Windows 10 tablet or PC. The company also opened up the Xbox One platform to app developers to come up with games that can be played across all Windows devices.

iTunes Outage

Users of iPhones and iPads found themselves unable to access iTunes and the App Store for a 12 hour period on Wednesday. The outage started around 5 a.m. and continued until after 4 p.m. Customers in the U.S., U.K. as well as Spain and Switzerland couldn’t get to apps or update them.

Apple says the issue was an internal DNS error at Apple. Also affected were iCloud and the Mac App Store.

~ Cynthia

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43 Responses to “In The News 3-13-15”

  1. Regina says:

    As Secretary of State Hilary Clinton using government servers for her private e-mail would be a good idea, yes? More secure the better to keep even personal information private holding such a position. Was she “getting away with something” or keeping all information as secure as possible to prevent leaks as much as possible?? E-mail is never really secure only more secure or less secure…

    • Woody says:

      No, it is absolutely not right for Hilary Clinton to use her own server for email except for her own personal mail. No Government email should have ever gone into it. And if she uses a laptop, a blackberry or any kind of phone, she should not use them for anything but personal emails period. She was suppose to use stationary with the US Government logo also, which she did not. Just wait and see if she signed the forms saying whether she turned over every single email when she left office or since her little scheme has come to light. If not, she will have committed a felony.

  2. lyn buerger says:

    At the time she was doing her government related mail it was not the law to do it any other way. Maybe not a good idea but no regulations. After she left office (2013) that was changed (2014). She broke no laws or regulations. I run two accounts one business and personal and believe me it can drive you crazy. I end up running everything through one email address.

  3. larry says:

    It’s a bad idea to use your personal email account for business purposes

  4. Pat says:

    I feel that personal emails are just that and should not be sent from a business account especially a government one!

  5. Dee Hoover says:

    Perhaps not the best idea but knowing that anything she writes could be viewed anyway if not secured I cannot see it does any harm. I am hoping any other political party does not use it as a battering
    ram against her just to cause trouble and stir up anything that might come to roost…..

  6. Doug says:

    No, I’ve never conducted Government or Business over a private email account and never private email over Government or Business asset. In the first, it is illegal and for Business will get you fired. Hillary should go to Jail.

  7. RonG says:

    I to have lost my “I-Tunes” account. Their prompt says either, or both, “Error 7″ or “Windows error 193″ also suggesting a reinstall, neither of which I have been able to use to find a solution to this outage. This is after uninstalling and reinstalling several times.
    Frustrating to say the least !

  8. Floyd says:

    I don’t believe that a secretary of state could never have received nor sent classified information in emails. This is why the act of using a personal email server is so wrong. I also understand that some of her aides were doing the same thing. In the military, we applied for a room to be designated as a secure area. Not only did we have to send the letter but had to include the typewriter ribbon with the letter to ensure security. And the secretary of state is allowed to use her own server for government business where classified information much more classified than what we had for an aircraft trainer would have been.

  9. Phil says:

    I worked for the government/military for 36 years. It is required for you to use your government email account for government business. And YES it was a requirement at the time Hillary was in office. She should be held accountable for blatantly disregarding the requirement!!

  10. Cloyd Timothy says:

    Government emails should be kept separate from personal accounts.

  11. Howard says:

    Very ignorant and stupid of her considering her education level, years of gov’t service and strange why she wasn’t advised by other people around her (including Mr. Bill) not to intermix. If she has been considering a presidential run for years she should now this could be a problem in light of the Department rule requiring transfer of business emails to the public server. There will always be suspicion of what she didn’t transfer. All this being said she did not break the Dept. rules which allows State employees to transfer the emails.

  12. Randy Bauer says:

    Short answer-YES. As a retired federal investigator, we were required to use a gov server at all times.

  13. Virginia says:

    If it wasn’t against the law for Hilary to use a personal account, which it should have been, it was certainly unethical!! I have 4 personal account and a single business account. Things happen to email servers, but hopefully, the government has sufficient back ups, and more advanced “search” methodologies.

  14. Dorothy McMurtry says:

    What Randy Bauer said !!!!
    Nuff said…

  15. Mike says:

    I currently work for the Military. One of my jobs is to produce orders for Reservists. These Reservists need copies of their orders for employers, etc. Often, if they are produced between their Drill weekends – which most are – they are unable to stop by and pick up a copy. Many live a great distance away. Even if they request it, I cannot send those orders to a private e-mail because they contain PII and operational information – I could go to jail. How is the Secretary of State who no doubt regularly handles information that is much more sensitive than I see , above the Law? Answer: She isn’t. That law was in effect when she was SecState – she should be held accountable, legally, for violating the Law.

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