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Tuesday, 11 January 2011

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Newarge attempting to get his website back up and running

The Luddites, the anti-technology people, have had their web site hacked by agents unknown and the index page replaced by a single statement that reads: "Don't you find it ironic that a group purportedly in favour of removing all vestiges of technology have a web site?"

Anthony Newarge, self proclaimed leader of the Luddite movement, and the man behind the web site is outraged.

"How dare they interfere with our important work," he said in a television interview. "We have been working tirelessly to pass on the message that technology is evil and stopping humans from fulfilling our true holistic potential. We have produced DVDs and leaflets to help pass on our message."

The Luddites website has been helping them gain adherents from people tired of technology, but they have been denied this platform for their ideals by a group that has yet to claim responsibility, but probably is a pro-technology movement. The Luddites Facebook group has been awash with messages of support from fellow Luddites who are waiting for their Farmville crops to grow.

"It wasn't us," said Michael Raphone founder of the We Love Technology Facebook group. "It's funny though."

Police are investigating, but are struggling to get information on the attack, due to the complicated nature of the attack, and their constant battle with fits of giggles.

"I have been ringing the police daily," said Newarge, "Enquiring as to their progress, but all I get is guffaws and howls of laughter. In our next email we will be detailing the problems we have faced. If anybody wishes to read it, it is available on RSS newsfeed, or people can join the text based discussion group."

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