Saturday, January 07, 2006

Political Cyber Wars

In my day job I’m a technology writer and while I don’t usually like to link to the competition, Sarah Lysecki at has an interesting piece today about some political-related technology shenanigans:

NDP asks cybersquatter to stop using phony URLs to redirect traffic

Apparently this guy was creating bogus public sector URLs, like, and linking them to the NDP Web site. The dippers weren’t too pleased with this and so he’s now directing his bank of bogus URLs to his own anti-Stephen Harper Web site.

Much has been made (and over made, IMHO) on the new role blogs are playing in the campaign. This is another interesting example of how technology is changing the political process, and creating new battlegrounds for the partisans and hacks.

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