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    McCain Campaign Sells Info-Loaded Blackberry to FOX 5 Reporter

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    Private information at bargain prices. It was a high-tech flub at the McCain-Palin campaign headquarters in Arlington when Fox 5’s Investigative Reporter Tisha Thompson bought a Blackberry device containing confidential campaign information.

    It started with a snippet we read on page A23 in Thursday’s Washington Post. The McCain-Palin campaign was going to sell its used office inventory at low prices.

    But when we got there, it didn’t look like we were going to get much. It was lunchtime and most of the good stuff was gone, picked over by early birds looking for deals on file cabinets, white boards, sofas-- anything headquarters could sell to get back some of their campaign dough.

    We saw laptops ranging between $400 and $600 with logins like “WARROOM08.” We couldn’t log on without a password, but staffers assured us the hard drive would be zapped before it was sold, and the computer would probably work.

    http://www.myfoxdc.com/myfox/pages/N...=3.14.1&sflg=1

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    Ha ha you beat me too it. Guess I will delete mine.

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    Why doesn't it surprise me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by azstar View Post
    Why doesn't it surprise me?
    You would think the guy who invented the Blackberry would know how to wipe it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moderncowboy View Post
    You would think the guy who invented the Blackberry would know how to wipe it.
    OMG i almost fell out of my chair! good one cowboy

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    Hehe that was a good one ....but I bet they don't think it's so funny right now
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    Quote Originally Posted by moderncowboy View Post
    You would think the guy who invented the Blackberry would know how to wipe it.
    Lol! Priceless.
    Device history: 8100 > 8320 > 8900 & 9530. Keep crackin'

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

    This was exactly what I was telling people when they didn't understand why I thought McCain being unable to understand simple modern technology such as email was an important issue. If he had been elected, he would have been responsible for approving/vetoing a wide range of technological legislation, on myriad issues. If the man cannot perform a simple task such as checking his email, how can we expect him to make sound judgements on important issues such as net neutrality?

    Ahh but I was just being silly. Thanks for this post. A little vindication is nice!

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    Link is 404'd ??

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    link works from PC, try that
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    That's why you put passwords on Blackberrys. That way if someone gets a hold of it, they have up to 10 tries to crack it before it is wiped.

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    .....back to the thread at hand, I still can't believe they would not even have wiped the BB. I mean come on it's STUPID EASY.
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    Last edited by jblackfish; 12-13-2008 at 06:36 PM. Reason: unnecessary comment

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    You can't help it. People are people and we all want our point to be right lol
    It's in our nature.

    But...
    This isn't a politics site so let's all move on.
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    many many different topics discussed here on pinstack let's stay on track here guys

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    Lol good call cherri. ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

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