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Why aren't we voting online?

One computer science professor says there are too many uncertain variables with our current internet structure to try voting online.
"Today, we simply don't have technology that allows us to gain any meaningful assurance that all of those phones and computers are operating without malware, without tampering," says Dan Wallach, computer science professor at Rice University.
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Some of Twitter's biggest accounts got hacked. It could have been much worse.

Jul 16, 2020
Zeynep Tufekci, a technology and society expert at the University of North Carolina, hopes the hacks on Obama, Gates and others act as a wake-up call ahead of the election.
Twitter's logo outside the New York Stock Exchange in 2013. Wednesday's hacks demonstrate the high level of risk associated with the messaging service.
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Some lawmakers want a Huawei-type crackdown on Chinese rail cars

Jun 3, 2019
Critics say this isn't so much about security as it is about eliminating prospective competition.
Visitors check out a model of an Inter-City "EMU" train made by Chinese rail giant CRRC is on display at Innotrans, the railway industrys largest trade fair, in Berlin on September 19, 2018.
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Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano: cybersecurity is national security

Apr 17, 2019
The Obama administration official says its importance is "impossible to overstate."
Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California, speaks during a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on July 29, 2015 in Washington, DC.
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Cybersecurity is still really hard. Full stop.

Mar 1, 2019
But spending more doesn't always mean more protection.
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Google offers email with extra security for journalists, politicians, activists ... and you?

Nov 7, 2018
What difference could it make for people with valuable info in their inbox?
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Here's how to see what you log into using Facebook

Oct 4, 2018
The latest cyberattack goes way beyond the social network itself.
Facebook's corporate headquarters in Menlo Park, California.
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The last CEO standing from the financial crisis

Oct 3, 2018
Cybersecurity is now the top worry of Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan Chase.
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Who’s in charge of U.S. cybersecurity if there’s no "czar"?

Jul 31, 2018
The Trump administration has "a plan for a plan" in place. What does that mean for the safety of our data?
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