A gathering to hack the system

Tuesday, 13 July 2004, 1:58 PM EST

An ominous drawing of a face sporting Hitler's moustache and a vampire's coif was emblazoned on the bright red banners that hung behind the speakers' podiums. Printed underneath the grim visage was a warning: "Big Brother Is Watching You."

The event was the fifth annual Hackers on Planet Earth gathering, held over the weekend, where attendees discussed computers, control, privacy and politics. But this wasn't an ordinary IT gathering. Entrance tickets were black armbands, which are perfect accessories for T-shirts emblazoned with statements like "Revolution Now," "Don't Whine, Vote," "Watch the Watchers" and "Hack the '04 Election!"

By Michelle Delio at Wired.

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