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    Jeb Bush Accidentally Publishes Private Data of 12,000 Americans

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    The private information includes names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers of more than 12,000 Americans.

    In an awkward attempt to showcase effective management skills and transparency, the potential Republican nominee in the 2016 presidential race published personal emails from his eight years as Florida's governor, accidentally disclosing private data of 12,000 Americans.

    Bush published tens of thousands of emails so that anyone could read them and make up their own mind about his governorship. The correspondence "kept me connected to Floridians and focused on the mission of being their governor," he said, adding that some might find "these notes as interesting as I did."

    The private information, including names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers, has since largely been removed. However, thousands of people remain at risk of identity theft.

    Jeb Bush, whose father and brother both served as US presidents, has not announced that he will participate in the 2016 presidential election. However, he has established a political action committee and is actively wooing potential donors.

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