Tech & society

What oversight?

Don’t you love having democracy as a beta tester? Buried amid the controversy swirling around Diebold electronic voting equipment in California is this gem: According to the Oakland Tribune: State rules say local governments can use entire, experimental voting systems without state approval. Diebold’s attorneys were trying to use this loophole to justify the uncertified […]


Diebold backs down

In a major policy reversal, Diebold stated Monday that it plans to retract the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) notices it has filed against ISPs that have posted copies of e-mail correspondance relating to its touch-screen voting machines. In addition, the firm said it would not sue the people who posted the correspondance. Presidential candidate […]