US State Dept. workers beg Clinton for Firefox

US State Dept. workers beg Clinton for Firefox
US State Dept. workers beg Clinton for Firefox

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By Cade Metz
The Register
13th July 2009 

US State Department workers have begged Secretary of State Hillary 
Clinton to let them use Firefox.

"Can you please let the staff use an alternative web browser called 
Firefox?" worker bee Jim Finkle asked Clinton during Friday's State 
Department town hall meeting.

"I just moved to the State Department from the National Geospatial 
Intelligence Agency and was surprised that State doesn=E2=80=99t use this 
browser. It was approved for the entire intelligence community, so I 
don=E2=80=99t understand why State can=E2=80=99t use it. It=E2=80=99s a much safer program."

Presumably, the State Department is using Microsoft's Internet Explorer. 
And we wouldn't be surprised if it's still mired in the eight-year-old 
IE6. The only thing that moves slower than Orange is a US government 
agency. But the State Department has yet to respond to our questions 
about its Firefox-less browsing mandate.


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