Russ Zimmer reports:
On July 10, the Middletown government received a public records request seeking all the names and email addresses of people who had voluntarily turned over this contact information to the town in order to receive emergency alerts and updates on local happenings.
Ten days later, Middletown gave “[email protected]” — the requesting party that provided no name or mailing address — all of those email addresses.
That might have been where the story ended, except that on Sept. 29 an email, purporting to be from a grassroots organization that doesn’t appear to exist, landed in the inboxes of seemingly everyone who was on the township’s email list.
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