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Democratic presidential candidate O’rourke was a member of hackerscollectief

The Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’rourke is as a teenager been a member of Cult of the Dead Cow (cDc), a hackerscollectief from his home state of Texas. That reveal members to news agency Reuters.

The group, named after a slaughterhouse in Texas, was founded in 1984 and has had more influence by still-used language of the internet. The origin of the words hacktivism (a portmanteau of hack and activism) and 1337 (a corruption of ‘elite’) to cDc attributed.

In addition, spread cDc software that allows people Windows could hacking. There is no indication that O’rourke has also co-wrote that software, or has participated in activities surrounding hacking. However, visited the Democrat web pages where it was possible the illegal free versions of games to obtain.

According to O’rourke has his membership to cDc influence on his views. So, he is a supporter of net neutrality, the principle that providers all internet traffic should be treated. The net neutrality is, since June 2018 in the United States are no longer in force.

In addition to hacktivism, and turned to the Cult of the Dead Cow also to the spread of fiction by members. Wrote O’rourke in a short story where the main character pleasure out of the riding of two children.

In 2018, leed O’rourke a small defeat by the Republican senator Ted Cruz in the mid-term losses of Texas. The 47-year-old politician was asked Thursday to officially candidate for the American presidential election of 2020.

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Democrat Beto O’rourke is running for presidency of USA

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