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Experts Don't Yahoo! Over Palin's E-Mail Practices

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by tripwire45, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. tripwire45
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    Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's "official" emails have been hacked (she's also running for VP of the US). Unfortunately, the problem is worse because she was using Yahoo! email accounts for official, government communications. I know that Palin has a "wild west" kind of reputation, but this is more than "shooting from the hip" (and no, this thread has *nothing* to do with firearms). Here's the story:

    http://www.abcnews.go.com/Blotter/Story?id=5830813&page=1
     
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  2. Qs

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    Haha, fantastic read :p
     
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  3. wizard

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    She makes Bush look competent :twisted:
     
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    at least shes better to look at.
     
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  5. BosonJosh

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    Doesn't she know that Google is the official mail provider of the US?
     
  6. BosonMichael
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    Quoted for Truth.
     
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  7. tripwire45
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    Just found another report at Yahoo! News (of all places).
    I guess when you're a public figure, all the answers to the "secret questions" the email provider offers so you can reset your password are easily found.
    Does this mean that Palin was using Yahoo! Mail to avoid being investigated. Maybe Congress should subpoena Yahoo! to see what Palin was hiding. :wink:

    It looks like the hacker is known and was using an "Internet anonymity service" to hide his identity while hacking Palin's email. The owner of the service is dropping dime on the hacker to the FBI (basically to protect his butt).

    Really...who could make this stuff up? It just *has* to be true. :D
     
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    I presume this means.. dobbing him in? :rolleyes:
     
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  9. tripwire45
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    I assume that means "ratting him out". In other words, he's fully cooperating with the FBI and will give them any information they want. Geez...isn't English a wonderful language? :biggrin
     
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    You must mean grassing him up.
     
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    Perhaps you really mean "narcing him out". :twisted:
     
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  12. postman

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    Over here it's touting:ohmy
     
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