The closer we get to the election day, the crazier things get. I was watching Larry King last night and two Republicans were arguing with two Democrats and the four were pretty close to ripping each other’s heads off. This election really has people excited. Now whether that excitement is for good or bad is a totally different story.
In the midst of all of this craziness, I want to know what is the place or appropriateness of “Hacktivists”? If you havent’s heard, these are the organizations that hack websites and email accounts with some sort of politicial intention. This past week, images of Sarah Palin’s hacked Yahoo email account has been posted on the web:
and this one
This was reportedly her “personal” email address, but she was using it as a means of communicating the official business of Alaska. So was it really “personal”? This is why the government has secured servers behind very intensive firewalls.
Also, Bill O’Reilly’s website was hacked because he publically scolded the hacktivists:
So is there a place for this in politics? Or is it completely wrong. Many argue that in Sarah Palin’s case, America still doesn’t know enough about her to make a determination as to whether she should be elected or not, and the hacktivists are working on our behalf. I don’t care for Bill O’Reilly, but I wouldn’t want my site and all of my subscriber’s personal info to be hacked either.
So my question is this, How do the actions of hacktivists affect the campaigns? For good? For bad? For information? Are they sending the messages that match their intentions?? Tell me what you think.