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BlueDog2u Donating Member (692 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-21-04 01:34 PM
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143. This came up on google
KHOU.com | News for Houston, Texas | Nation/World
... president of Reston, Va.-based Accenture eDemocracy Services ... Trained elections officials
would maintain software and ... for mail in remote Afghanistan or Arctic ...
www.khou.com/sharedcontent/nationworld/ washingtonprint/012304cccawashnetvote.453dcada.html - 39k - Supplemental Result - Cached - Similar pages


But, curiously, once you access the article, it doesn't mention Accenture or Afghanistan, but details plans for internet voting schemes for the military without any mention of Accenture. I tried to access the source but could not.


It is a Nov. 21 article from Houston which quotes Michael Alverez from Caltech, who is gungho about internet voting:

"The odds of this flopping are very remote," said Michael Alvarez, co-director of the CalTech-MIT/Voting Technology Project and principal investigator of the Defense Department's contract to produce SERVE.

"SERVE has gone really far to making an amazingly sophisticated and secure architecture the most sophisticated system I've seen," Alvarez said.

But critics say the system fails in its overarching reliance on the Internet, which they contend exposes elections to hackers, cyberterrorists, power outages, downed telephone lines, computer viruses and software bugs.


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