Monthly Archives: August 2008

USACM-EC Member to Speak on Electronic Voting

Harry Hochheiser, Assistant Professor at Towson University and member of the USACM Executive Committee, will speak next month on “Voting: The Evolving Political and Technical Landscape” His remarks will be part of the regular series of speakers hosted by the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery. The series is free and open [...]

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Online Activity Tracked Without Explicit Consent

The Washington Post reports today about the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s ongoing inquiry into the online tracking activity of various internet companies. The Post reports that some internet companies have been using targeted-advertising technology without the explicit consent of consumers. More than a third of the 33 companies that received letters have indicated they [...]

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ACM Washington Update, Vol. 12.7 (August 7, 2008)

CONTENTS [1] Newsletter Highlights [2] USACM Member Appointed to Elections Assistance Commission Board [3] Senate Introduces New Electronic Voting Legislation [4] FCC Finds Comcast Violated Net Neutrality [5] House Hears Testimony on IT R&D, Executive Branch Seeks Input on Program [6] Universities Face Peer-to-Peer Monitoring in Reauthorized Higher Education Act [7] House Votes to Extend [...]

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ACM E-Voting Expert Named to Key Federal Advisory Committee

Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) recently appointed USACM-EC member Barbara Simon to the Board of Advisors for the Election Assistance Commission. USACM had nominated her along with three other USACM members to serve on the board in the positions reserved for technical and scientific professionals. Our release on Simons appointment is below, and you can find [...]

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House Approves Extension of E-Verify

Part of the ongoing debates over electronic employment verification systems is that the current basic pilot, or E-Verify program, is set to expire later this year. While there is still some disagreement over how the program might be expanded, I am aware of no one in Congress advocating for the program to be discontinued. The [...]

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