The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee has concluded that election systems in all 50 states were targeted by hackers linked to the Russian government, according to a heavily redacted report released today.[…]
And — as previously reported — the report says that Russia could have actually tampered with election systems if it wanted to: “Russian cyber actors were in a position to delete or change voter data,” the report reads.
On a related note, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell blocked two bills designed to secure the voting process and prevent more Russian meddling. At this point, one has to wonder what kind of videos the Russians have of McConnell.
In any event, securing the voting process against foreign interference should be the number one concern for any democratic society – it’s why The Netherlands went back to paper voting several years ago – regardless of political affiliation. Treason is a real thing.
That is the only sensible solution: paper ballots.
Russia themselves went back to typewriters not to long ago for government sensitive information, so that should tell you something.
Thorn, what have these news to do with computer and / or operating systems? This has even remotely nothing to do with the site, just posting only political agenda, mind you. This is already the second time you are using OSnews for making a political statement without any connection to the topic of this news site.
If it just would have an additional discussion of the ballot machines themselves, like used operating systems and / or some news about TECHNICAL investigations about these sort of devices, but this would “taint” your message here, I guess.
Everyone has his or her own political beliefs, so please keep out these sort of posts from here. If you really have the itch to post something in this direction, why aren’t you doing this on Twitter?