Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I'm Willing to Bet...

...that a good percentage of the people gleefully sharing and perusing the hacked contents of Governor Sarah Palin's private e-mail account are the same sort of people who are up in arms about the invasions of privacy involved in the Bush administration's terrorist wire-tapping policies. Just sayin'.


Shane said...

Hopefully this puts to rest the argument "Well I don't care because I have nothing to hide." Even though I doubt it will.

The group Anonymous, however, I know just enough about to know that those are wholly unpredictable guys who are capable of very destructive vandalism. I mean, their first claim to fame was hacking an epilepsy website and filling it with flashing animations. They are an online mob, whose identities are hidden even from each other. And at least some of the members are somewhat skilled. They spoof caller ID and send black faxes, launch effective DDoS attacks, and occasionally take control of insecure web servers, and apparently webmail accounts.

Shane said...

Oh by the way, that's why I'm glad to live in the only country in the world with an exclusionary rule - evidence illegally obtained must be suppressed. I love it.

If Sarah Palin did in fact break the law by using commercial email accounts for official government business, this prank just made conviction damn near impossible.