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McCain campaign sells unwiped Blackberry for $20




McCain campaign sells unwiped Blackberry for $20
McCain campaign sells unwiped Blackberry for $20



http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/12/12/mccain_blackberry/ 

By Dan Goodin in San Francisco
The Register
12th December 2008 22:26 GMT

A Blackberry containing sensitive information belonging to the 
now-defunct presidential campaign of John McCain has made its way into 
the hands of a Fox 5 reporter, who was able to purchase the unwiped 
device for a mere $20.

The Blackberry, which was sold this week during a liquidation sale, 
contained some 50 phone numbers of people connected to the campaign and 
hundreds of emails that spanned from September until a few days 
following the November 4 election.

"Given the way the campaign was run, this is not a surprise," a staffer 
contacted by Fox 5 said.

There's another reason it doesn't come as a shock that the electronic 
device was sold without first being purged of its digital secrets: After 
all, McCain in July confessed he was still "learning to get online" and 
"becoming computer literate to the point where I can get the information 
that I need."

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