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Hacker wins election as Pirate Party leader

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In the wake of the Panama Papers hacking scandal, computer programmer Smári McCarthy decided he needed to apply his “hacking for good” philosophy to politics. As a member of the Pirate Party – a political party formed around the concept of extreme transparency – Smári was elected to Parliament in Iceland and is trying to use a hacker mindset to improve his country and the world.

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