Hackers Launch Highway Hate

Digital road signs altered in Florida
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 26, 2010 3:38 AM CDT

Hackers added their bit to mounting US tensions over immigrant rights by switching a digital highway sign in Florida to flash "no Latinos" and "no tacos." The flashing messages greeted drivers on the Palmetto Expressway near Miami until police and a highway crew turned the signs around and changed the messages. The sign messages are controlled through a password-protected computer site, according to NBC Miami. Police are continuing to investigate.
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