Jan 122020
 

How a High Schooler Scooped Everyone on the Iowa Poll:

“How does Mr. Rawal do it? He correctly figures out the URL — the uniform resource locator, or full web address — that a graphic depicting the poll’s results appears at before their official release.

‘URL manipulation is what I do,’ he said, ‘and I’ve been able to get really good at it because, with websites like CNN and Fox, all the file names follow a pattern.’”

*This is going to become harder if the people in charge want to keep information secret until they reveal it themselves.

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