Thursday, October 28, 2004

George W. Bush: Mister Security Guy!

Bush can't hide from UK surfers

October 28, 2004
Claire Woffenden

Surfers that have been unable to visit the official re-election site of President George W Bush all week can access the site through an alternative address.

International access to appears to have been blocked since the start of Monday, reports net monitoring firm Netcraft.

When surfers in the UK type in the web address, the following message appears: "You are not authorized to view this page. You might not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials you supplied".

However, surfers in the UK can still access the site using either or


It is unclear why access has been denied for surfers outside the US and Canada, although some publications report a Bush campaign spokesman as saying: "the measure was taken for security reasons."
That would be the brand of "security" where you try to make yourself feel better by controlling stuff, rather than trying to make yourself actually secure. Heh.


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