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Man Is Accused of Hijacking Web Site

A California man has been charged by federal authorities with hijacking Al Jazeera’s Internet Web site during the Iraqi war and diverting viewers to a bogus home page that displayed an American flag and the message, “Let freedom ring.” John William Racine II, a 24-year-old Web site designer from Norco, has agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud and unlawful interception of an electronic communication, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office said Wednesday. Impersonating an employee of the Arab television network’s Web site, Racine allegedly tricked an Internet service provider into changing a password that enabled him to commandeer the Al Jazeera site, according to a criminal complaint. Full Story

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