December 15, 2005

NEWSFLASH: TORTURE BAN ON THE ROAD TO APPROVAL

Well, it seems the Bush Administration has had a change of heart, and no longer strongly opposes legislation that bans US forces from torturing detainees... which we're weren't doing anyway... right?

Flip-flopper.

NEWSFLASH: DIEBOLD VOTING MACHINES EVEN LESS SECURE THAN YOU THOUGHT

Not that this is really news to anyone who's familiar with computer security and knows the most basic outline of how those voting machines are put together. Florida's Leon County Supervisor of Elections hired someone to try hacking a typical Diebold electronic voting setup. No problem, the hired hackers easily reversed the election results.

UPDATE: That same supervisor now publicly states that he thinks this hack was used in the 2000 presidential election.

2 Comments:

At December 16, 2005, Blogger Tagatha Wormwood said...

I laughed, I cried... I can't wait for the next election.

 
At December 16, 2005, Blogger Jules said...

Yeah, me too! Hopefully the electronic voting stuff will all be required to implement paper records next time. Jeez, how much harder is it to install a printer along with all those voting machines? :-)

 

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