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Mon Dec 28, 2020, 06:00 PM

Rebekah Jones named Forbes Technology Person of The Year

Jones is the first ever recipient of the magazine’s award.
Forbes has named former Department of Health data specialist Rebekah Jones its Technology Person of the Year.


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Jones rose to national prominence in May when the Department of Health fired her for what Gov. Ron DeSantis‘ administration called insubordination. However, Jones contends department officials asked her to manipulate data to make it appear as if the state was ready to begin reopening. She claims she was fired for refusing the request.

She again captured the nation’s attention earlier this month when Department of Law Enforcement officers searched her home and seized her hardware after connecting her address to a security breech at DOH. Jones denies involvement in the hack and has sued the DeSantis administration, arguing the search was ordered as a punishment.

“Regardless, she is the latest technologist who stepped up to fill the vacuum left by governments during COVID-19,” wrote Forbes deputy technology editor Helen A.S. Popkin.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 06:01 PM

1. Great. Along with the grim reaper Daniel Uhlfeder DeSantis is getting

skewered for his lies and cover ups.

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Mon Dec 28, 2020, 06:12 PM

2. Good For Her!

She's had enough darkness. I hope this glimmer of light helps her out.

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Mon Dec 28, 2020, 06:35 PM

3. That is great!

Nice she is recognized for doing her work too well to work for the Florida State Government.

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Mon Dec 28, 2020, 06:44 PM

4. Excellent.

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Mon Dec 28, 2020, 07:45 PM

5. You do the right thing and you win, amazing how that works! 😉

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