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[liberationtech] I LOVE technology, but

M. Fioretti mfioretti at nexaima.net
Fri Apr 8 07:46:37 PDT 2011


On Fri, Apr 08, 2011 16:14:05 PM +0200, Cyrus Farivar
(cfarivar at cfarivar.org) wrote:

> With all due respect, what about Estonia's Internet-based voting
> system that uses encrypted digital ID cards?

Of course, I may change my mind with more evidence, but after a quick
glance to the Wikipedia page describing it 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_voting_in_Estonia

it seems to me it has ALL the dangers of tampering already described
for voting machines at the booth PLUS the one of making it much easier
to discover remotely who you voted for, PLUS the danger that everybody
snooping in the middle can impersonate you and change your vote
afterwards, PLUS the discrimination that it's only doable with a
computer and internet access (not a problem in Estonia probably, much
more in other countries)...

a great idea, really. Unless there's something big I am really missing
here, I _may_ like or tolerate voting machines, but internet
voting.... bleah!
			Marco
-- 
Online Course for Digital Citizens, because your rights depend on
how software is used *around* you:  http://mfioretti.com/node/129



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