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[ NNSquad ] West Virginia (wisely) shelves online voting -- for now

West Virginia (wisely) shelves online voting -- for now

http://bit.ly/rNi4e5  (Republican American)

   "Secure Internet voting is a bit like the phrase 'safe cigarettes,'"
    said Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Ron Rivest. "It's
    just an oxymoron. It's just not possible to do this securely."

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Ron is 100% right.  I've written on this topic fairly extensively, see
"Hacking the Vote" from 2000 for example (all those italics on that
site's posting of my essay weren't my idea!) - http://bit.ly/s4fSfK

And since 2000, nothing has fundamentally changed that would make online
voting any safer -- perhaps the opposite.

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org 
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
 - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org
 - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com 
Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy
Blog: http://lauren.vortex.com 
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Tel: +1 (818) 225-2800 / Skype: vortex.com