|No, ‘Puter, I didn’t title this, “What does the fox say?”|
As part of the signup process on Healthcare.gov, users are presented with a Terms & Conditions page that they have to click accept. We’ve all seen these before, whether it’s a website that we’re signing up for or the latest update to iTunes, or something that comes in the mail from a bank or credit card (Dat Ho is still trying to click accept on the latest letter from our bank).
However, buried behind the text is the source code for the page (that is the actual HTML code for what to display) and part of it includes a hidden text that reads:
You have no reasonable expectation of privacy regarding any communication or data transiting or stored on this information system. At any time, and for any lawful Government purpose, the government may monitor, intercept, and search and seize any communication or data transiting or stored on this information system. Any communication or data transiting or stored on this information system may be disclosed or used for any lawful Government purpose.
One might argue that since it wasn’t displayed to the user when they clicked accept that it isn’t valid, but I’m not sure how well that would hold up. Regardless it is yet another piece of information that doesn’t make people feel any better about this rollout.
GorT is an eight-foot-tall robot from the 51ˢᵗ Century who routinely time-travels to steal expensive technology from the future and return it to the past for retroinvention. The profits from this pay all the Gormogons’ bills, including subsidizing this website. Some of the products he has introduced from the future include oven mitts, the Guinness widget, Oxy-Clean, and Dr. Pepper. Due to his immense cybernetic brain, GorT is able to produce a post in 0.023 seconds and research it in even less time. Only ’Puter spends less time on research. GorT speaks entirely in zeros and ones, but occasionally throws in a ڭ to annoy the Volgi. He is a massive proponent of science, technology, and energy development, and enjoys nothing more than taking the Czar’s more interesting scientific theories, going into the past, publishing them as his own, and then returning to take credit for them. He is the only Gormogon who is capable of doing math. Possessed of incredible strength, he understands the awesome responsibility that follows and only uses it to hurt people.