First watch: Feds monitor books you buy, Obamacare enrollment, Twitter trolls

McClatchy Washington BureauNovember 14, 2013 


Deborah Owens helps a client navigate the Affordable Care Act and choose the right plan at Urban Ministries in Raleigh, N.C.


Americans’ personal data was collected and shared with the CIA, IRS, FDA, NSA and two dozen other federal agencies probing lie detector tests, McClatchy's Marisa Taylor reports exclusively. About 4,900 people who bought books or DVDs were targeted.

One-quarter of people who enrolled in Obamacare marketplace plans did so through A total of 106,185 Americans selected health coverage through the exchanges, but most of them used state websites to enroll.

Banking giant JP Morgan has cancelled its live Twitter Q&A with executive Jimmy Lee scheduled for this afternoon. The financial company had urged Twitter followers to tweet questions using the hashtag #AskJPM, but, as one pundit put it, the hashtag got “epically trolled." JPMorgan took the hits for a few hours, but waved the white flag on the social media stunt last night.

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