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Blog lets readers decide alleged hacker's fate




Blog lets readers decide alleged hacker's fate
Blog lets readers decide alleged hacker's fate



http://blogs.news.com.au/techblog/index.php/news/comments/blog_lets_readers_decide_alleged_hackers_fate 

By Andrew Ramadge
blogs.news.com.au
April 29, 2010 

TALK about walking the walk -- one of the world.s biggest tech blogs is 
taking the idea of crowdsourcing to a new level by letting its readers 
decide whether or not to press charges against an alleged hacker.

Earlier this year, tech blog TechCrunch was compromised by a hacker who 
at various points redirected users to an adult site and defaced the 
homepage.

Now police think they've nabbed the culprit and TechCrunch has been 
asked if it wants to press charges.

But, in the spirit of Web 2.0, the blog is leaving that decision to its 
readers.

"We're going to let you decide -- do we press charges or just let this 
go? The poll is at the bottom of the post. Whatever you decide, we'll 
do," wrote founder Michael Arrington in a post.

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