Monday, March 4, 2013

Hack Caper

Watergate Hotel, Washington DC, USA

"Background checks. Most know what they ostensibly are intended to do -- help employers know the risks of a new hire. 'Safety first' would be a common first impression of related services.

"Take a look at this. I am pretty sure it does not fit that description." On her cue, a page opened that described just what she was talking about. The 'above-the-fold' example, a nefarious political application of such checks (a.k.a. 'dirty tricks')."

Dirty Tricks belongs to a class of CU ("Citizens United") objects created by hidden interests. One can reasonably speculate, the handle (nickname) for these objects is purposely chosen to mislead with respect to the goal of their design.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

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