Md.’s Electronic Voting ‘Terribly Vulnerable’ to Fraud

“Maryland’s electronic voting system remains “terribly vulnerable” to fraud despite steps taken by the state to correct security flaws, a consultant who conducted a study of the system last January testified Wednesday. Michael Wertheimer of RABA Technologies said his review of the latest report by the State Board of Elections on what it is doing […]

Md.'s Electronic Voting 'Terribly Vulnerable' to Fraud

“Maryland’s electronic voting system remains “terribly vulnerable” to fraud despite steps taken by the state to correct security flaws, a consultant who conducted a study of the system last January testified Wednesday. Michael Wertheimer of RABA Technologies said his review of the latest report by the State Board of Elections on what it is doing […]

Induce Act Draws Support, Venom

“Until recently, much of the discussion among tech enthusiasts about a controversial anti-piracy bill known as the Induce Act has focused on the proposed law’s improbability. Put forth by Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), the bill has been ridiculed by techies as so poorly written that it could unintentionally ban an infinite […]

Md. Machines Seek Vote of Confidence

“Judge to Hear Activists’ Demand For Paper Trail on Electronic Ballots When critics of electronic voting machines warn of Maryland becoming another Florida, with the potential for hundreds if not thousands of lost votes this fall, State Elections Administrator Linda H. Lamone shudders. […] But today, Lamone finds the touch-screen system she has championed under […]

Copyright Bill Needs Big Changes

“In response to a request from a Senate committee, consumer electronics companies and public-interest groups on Tuesday submitted changes to a controversial copyright bill that would hold technology companies liable for encouraging people to infringe copyright. The Inducing Infringement of Copyrights Act (SB2560), sponsored by Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), is supported […]

Microsoft Quits a U.N. Standards Group

“Microsoft on Monday withdrew from a United Nations software standards group for commerce, citing “business reasons.” Earlier this year, Microsoft’s participation had created controversy within the group, which is attempting to define standards for creating a new generation of Internet services to automate buying and selling through networks of computers.” […] Two people who participate […]