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eVoting issues ignored

The nation’s mass media continue to turn a blind eye to the issue of eVoting, based on the lack of advance or followup reporting of a Maryland conference on the subject. The split between technologists (who urge caution and worry about security) and corporations/government officials (who urge adoption and seem concerned only with vote counts […]

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France issues eVoting report

A Politech reader reported last week that the French-government-supported Internet Rights Forum (“Le Forum des droits sur l’internet”) has published recommendations about the future of eVoting in France. The audit recommendation does not explicitly call for a “voter-verifiable audit trail,” which is the goal of two European advocacy groups: the Foundation for Information Policy Research […]

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AOL pitches $299 computer

America Online has announced a $299 PC for customers who sign a 12-month agreement with the service. This business model mirrors that of the cellphone industry. The promo ends on 31 December. The computer has a 1.7GHz Celeron processor, 256MB of DDR SDRAM, a 40GB hard drive, a CD-ROM drive, a 17-inch CRT monitor, and […]