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Daily Archives: November 6, 2012

The vote-by-e-mail idea came about as a result of the destruction leveled on New Jersey by Hurricane Sandy.

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The vote-by-e-mail idea came about as a result of the destruction leveled on New Jersey by Hurricane Sandy.

New Jersey Election Official Uses Hotmail to Collect Voter Ballots

As if voting by e-mail weren’t insecure enough, an election official in New Jersey has now instructed citizens who can’t get their ballots through to swamped government e-mail servers to send them instead to his personal Hotmail account, according to BuzzFeed. You...

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About one-fifth of Americans registered to vote shared their political picks on social networks, according to a new study.

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About one-fifth of Americans registered to vote shared their political picks on social networks, according to a new study.

Many Americans Sharing Who They Voted for on Social Networks

By law, U.S. citizens have a right to privacy about who they vote for. In the era of social networking, many choose not to keep it a secret. According to a study published today by the Pew Research Center, 22...

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The FBI informed Coca-Cola that sensitive deal information had been taken from the computer account of Paul Etchells.

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The FBI informed Coca-Cola that sensitive deal information had been taken from the computer account of Paul Etchells.

How a Coca-Cola Exec Fell for a Hacker’s E-mail Trick

In the annals of what-was-I-thinking moments in computer security, this has to be one of the most gobsmacking. According to a Bloomberg News investigation of a series of undisclosed corporate data breaches, Coca-Cola was deeply penetrated by hackers in 2009 in...

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