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Reports on eVoting continue to give it poor marks for security

I ran across three different articles on eVoting over the last little while that interested me:E-voting systems vulnerable to viruses and other security attacks, new report finds - This report documents the efforts of two teams of security researchers from UC Berkeley and UC Davis (my alma mater). The teams evaluated eVoting machines from Diebold Elections Systems, Sequoia Voting Systems and Hart InterCivic.

August 7, 2007 by Phil Windley

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Vista IE7 hang(s) -- NOT!

I just finished reading Ed Bott's piece Vista scare stories distort the real picture which encapsulates shortcomings on another of our colleagues articles (Marc Orchant's Vista IE7 issue remains unsolved for many users).  Much to my surprise, both of my colleagues missed the point!

August 7, 2007 by Marc Wagner

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Jobs unveils new iMacs, iLife and iWork

Steve Jobs is on stage at Apple's headquarters introducing the new iMacs. I am sitting in the second row and prohibited from taking photos unless I move to the back row with the professional photographers snapping away with motor drives.

August 7, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Deconstructing Twitter

"Why We Twitter: Understanding Microblogging" is the title of a study that look s at the microblogging phenomena engendered by Twitter, Jaiku and Pownce. The authors--Akshay Java and Tim Finin of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Xiaodan Song and Belle Tseng of NEC Laboratories America--analyze user intentions associated with Twittering and figure out that users with similar intentions connect with each other.

August 6, 2007 by Dan Farber

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