Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Dec 2016 12:10 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption

FBI director James Comey has signed on to a previously reported CIA assessment that Russian President Vladimir Putin directly intervened in the US presidential election in aid of Donald Trump, according to an internal CIA memo obtained by the Associated Press and Washington Post. The report has also been endorsed by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, giving it the unanimous support of US intelligence agencies.

While the hack focused on the DNC and not the actual voting machines (I think Trump would've won even without the DNC hack), this is exactly the reason why The Netherlands ditched electronic voting machines roughly 15 years ago, and went back to the traditional paper ballot and red pencil. In today's world, any democracy worth its salt should ditch electronic voting.

Meanwhile, the Obama administration was aware of the hack before the elections took place, but didn't want to be seen interfering with the election process, because they thought Clinton would win. Yes.

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RE[3]: Put up or shut up
by Kochise on Sat 17th Dec 2016 20:08 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Put up or shut up"
Kochise
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If you speak french, watch this if you can, it reveals a lot about how the western world spat and spit to russian's face and led to the rise of the last 10 years conflicts :

http://pluzz.francetv.fr/videos/poutine_le_nouvel_empire.html

It not happened all of a sudden, there are roots in the double talk westerns have toward russia. And I'm glad some french national TV dared to speak about.

Edited 2016-12-17 20:21 UTC

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