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We all know that computers some times have a mind of their own, they are subject to programming errors, software bugs, hackers, viruses, and even random unexplained glitches. You may not have thought about them in this way, but electronic voting machines are also computers. Can we really trust them? Computers will do what the people who programs it instructs it to do, An unscrupulous programmer or hacker could modify the voting machines or the tabulating software to take your vote, and to give it to another candidate, while still showing a message on the display screen indicating your vote was correctly cast for your choice of ...
Interesting to read, a mix of fun (at least for those with a little feeling for technology) and scariness, with a typical "Rop Gongrijp" sense of humor over it. And quite relevant, with Dutch elections for Parliament coming up on November 22. The hacker group claimed that these voting computers could be reprogrammed for other things, even for playing chess. Jan Groenendaal of NEDAP/Groenendaal wants to call those things "voting machines" rather than "voting computers", and challenged them to prove their point . So the report contains a description of how they ... Read More
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Apresentação sobre voto eletrônico no rails summit latin america [subtitles in english available]
Keynote: Don Tapscott - Zeitgeist Europe 2010