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Tech & society

Paper trail demanded

California’s Secretary of State has ruled that all electronic voting machines used in the Golden State must be able to print a paper ballot. The crux? The requirement doesn’t kick in until 2006. And it is “must be able to” … not just “must.” Some analysts suggest that this means counties will buy the less-expensive […]

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Personal Technology

Fun and harmless

MSNBC is featuring an online survey to test your digital IQ. Questions (62 total) range from basic knowledge to connectivity and broadband to new technologies. About 60K people (well, instances) had completed it when I finished. Made me smile!

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Tech & society

eVoting: flawed systems moving forward

A recently released Congressional Research Service (CRS) report suggests eVoting isn’t quite ready for primetime, despite its rapid embrace, which has been partially funded (to the tune of almost $4 billion) by The Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA, P.L. 107-252). … there appears to be an emerging consensus that in general, current DREs […]