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Ex-Fox News reporter to tell Congress about network’s role in Trump hush money story, despite NDA

“A former Fox News reporter will tell lawmakers about allegations that the news outlet tried to quash her reporting on the hush money payments to Stormy Daniels during the 2016 election, her attorney says” reports washingtonexaminer.com. The New Yorker reported last month that Fox News stopped the journalist from reporting on the alleged affair during the election to help Trump. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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The Cybersecurity 202: DARPA has a plan to making voting machines far more secure

“The Pentagon research agency that played a key role in inventing GPS and the Internet has a plan to make voting machines far more secure against hackers” writes March At Am for washingtonpost.com. Galois unveiled the voting machines at a George Washington University election security conference Thursday.Hackers at that conference found numerous vulnerabilities in existing voting machines during last year’s conference.During the same conference where Galois unveiled the voting machine program, Sen. Source: washingtonpost.com

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ENDORSEMENT: Byron Sigcho-Lopez for alderman in 25th Ward runoff

“Byron Sigcho-Lopez, a social democrat, is executive director of Pilsen Alliance, a community organization that advocates for affordable housing, schools and other social justice causes” writes Sun-times Editorial Board for suntimes.com. When it comes to affordable housing, he is opposed to the custom of aldermanic prerogative, by which an alderman essentially can veto any project in his ward.Our major reservation with respect to Sigcho-Lopez is that he, too, takes money from interest groups looking for a pal. Source: suntimes.com

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Polling reveals the 6 reasons Theresa May should call a general election – but one big one why she shouldn’t

“Since Theresa May lost the second vote on her Brexit Withdrawal Deal on Tuesday, speculation has increased over the prospects of another general election” writes Nigel Farage for telegraph.co.uk. Labour’s slump is compounded when factoring in the newly formed The Independent Group and there are signs in the polls that calling a general election now could… Source: telegraph.co.uk

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A critical flaw in Switzerland’s e-voting system is a microcosm of everything wrong with e-voting …

“Swiss Post is now moving the goalposts, saying that it wouldn’t be such a big deal if you had to trust Swiss Post implicitly to trust the outcome of the election” reports boingboing.net. Swiss Post’s position is that since the bug only allows elections to be stolen by Swiss Post employees, it’s not a big deal, because Swiss Post employees wouldn’t steal an election.But when Swiss Post agreed to run the election, they promised an e-voting system based on “zero knowledge” proofs that would allow voters to trust the outcome…

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Researchers find a severe flaw in the new Swiss online voting system, slated to roll out this year, which they say would allow someone to alter votes undetected

“Swiss Post said in a statement the researchers provided Motherboard and that the Swiss Post plans to publish online on Tuesday, that the researchers were correct in their findings and that it had asked Scytl to fix the issue” reports vice.com. Local cantons, or states, in Switzerland are the ones who administer elections and would be responsible for administering the internet voting system in their districts.Someone apparently objected to the terms and published the source code online, which is the code Lewis and her research partners examined, without having to…

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critical flaw in the code that would allow someone to alter votes without detection

“Swiss Post said in a statement the researchers provided Motherboard and that the Swiss Post plans to publish online on Tuesday, that the researchers were correct in their findings and that it had asked Scytl to fix the issue” reports vice.com. Local cantons, or states, in Switzerland are the ones who administer elections and would be responsible for administering the internet voting system in their districts.Someone apparently objected to the terms and published the source code online, which is the code Lewis and her research partners examined, without having to…

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For such a mammoth exercise, nearly 5 million government officials and security forces are deployed, travelling by foot, road, special train, helicopter, boat and sometimes elephant.

“On average, each constituency had 15 candidates during the 2014 election, according to ECI data, with the highest number of hopefuls for one seat recorded at 42” reports huffingtonpost.com. More than 830 million Indians were eligible to vote in the last general election in 2014, more than three times the voting-age population of the United States in 2017.The country of 1.3 billion people typically holds elections in multiple phases to ensure security across polling stations. Source: huffingtonpost.com

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Beto O’Rourke heading to Iowa, fueling speculation about White House bid

“LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke is heading to the early presidential voting state of Iowa this weekend, fuelling speculation that the Democrat is poised to enter the White House race” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. O’Rourke had previously said he would decide by the end of February if he would launch a White House campaign, and speculation around his plans mounted after several high-profile public appearances.O’Rourke, 46, rose to national prominence last year when he narrowly lost his bid to defeat Republican U.S. Senator Ted…

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