[ZDNet] Missouri governor faces backlash and ridicule for threatening reporter who discovered exposed teacher SSNs

Governor Mike Parson called a St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter a “hacker” and threatened criminal prosecution because he notified state officials about a database that exposed the sensitive information of 100,000 educators.

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