Eight ways technology has shaped the US elections

From e-voting to text messaging, a look at how tech trends have changed politics
  • (Network World)
  • — 16 October, 2008 08:16
The YouTube debates

The YouTube debates

  • The YouTube debates
  • Super-sizing convention networks
  • E-voting sparks more anxiety
  • Obama uses SMS to announce VP
  • Tech heavyweights make their endorsements
  • Palin's e-mail hacked
  • Obama's adventures with viral videos
  • McCain advisor links McCain with BlackBerry creation

Palin's e-mail hacked

A mere three weeks after she first emerged on the national scene as McCain's pick for vice president, Alaska governor Sarah Palin learned that messages from her private e-mail account had been hacked and posted online by the hacker group "anonymous," which had previously been most famous for its Web attacks on the Church of Scientology. Less than a month later, US federal officials indicted 20-year-old David Kernell for hacking into the account. If found guilty, Kernell could face a maximum of five years in prison and a fine of US$250,000.

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Brad Reed

Network World
Topics: Blackberry, e-voting, government, cybercrime
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