The Politics of Hacking

Techdirt notes that some political parties will stop at nothing to gain intel on what the opposition is doing. In the US, we have known this for more than three decades – it is something Watergate clued us into. Now Hungary has a Watergate of its own, only this time it is of the electronic variety.

The excuse for hacking into the governing party’s servers – an overzealous staff member. As Seth Godin pointed out just a few days back, politicians are one of the best when it comes to shirking responsibility. This time seems no different.