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Cover Story - March 30, 2012

Hackers plan to take over downtown Palo Alto block

City teams up with local entrepreneurs, coders for 12-hour 'Super Happy Block Party' Saturday

by Gennady Sheyner

To the world at large, the word "hackers" is loaded with sinister connotations evoking computer viruses, stolen data and — thanks to "The Social Network" — young Ivy Leaguers sabotaging their university servers to rate sorority girls.

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Staff Writer Gennady Sheyner can be emailed at gsheyner@paweekly.com.


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