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Developer Week in Review: Android proves fruitful for Microsoft

Developer Week in Review: Android proves fruitful for Microsoft
By James Turner
September 29, 2011

Samsung agrees to pay Microsoft royalties for Android use. Elsewhere, Oracle keeps the SPARC line alive, and the hackability of voting machines is exposed.

Developer Week in Review

By James Turner
October 13, 2010

This week, we look at IBM's decision to ditch Harmony for OpenJDK, more lawsuit madness in the land of telecomm, a new iOS beta from Apple, and what happened when Washington, DC tried to get some free penetration testing.

Four short links: 2 March 2010

By Nat Torkington
March 2, 2010

Visualising Time Series Data in Tweets -- builds sparklines from Twitter Data tweets. GPL Inadequate for Open Source Voting Software -- the GPL prohibits "additional restrictions", but the US Government has requirements for its voting software that fall into that category. An interesting read. The solution will be a new open source license (sigh) but one that meets their...

A 2008 e-Voting Wrapup with Dr. Barbara Simons

A 2008 e-Voting Wrapup with Dr. Barbara Simons
By James Turner
November 7, 2008

Dr. Barbara Simons knows something about electronic voting, enough so that she was appointed to the advisory board for the Federal Election Assistance Commission, the group responsible for overseeing the technological overhaul of the nation's voting systems. So we though she'd be the logical choice to go to for a postmortem of this year's election e-Voting experiences.

Elections and mainstream broadcast media

Elections and mainstream broadcast media
By Andy Oram
November 6, 2008

Yesterday's blog "Don't say the Internet has changed elections" was all about how elections still rely overwhelmingly on mainstream broadcast media. But an interesting inverse is that the mainstream broadcast media also rely on elections.

Don't say the Internet has changed elections

Don't say the Internet has changed elections
By Andy Oram
November 5, 2008

I feel I have to temper the hype over how the Internet has changed elections. There's no doubt that the Internet provides enormous potential, and that people have been using it in burgeoning numbers over the past four years to search for information, share ideas with friends, and form online coalitions. But several key observations show that the tipping point hasn't arrived.

Report Your Vote via Twitter & iPhone

By Brady Forrest
November 3, 2008

Have you voted? Are you having problems voting? Are the lines at your polling station short or long? Let your fellow voters know via Twitter Vote Report. The site will aggregate all tagged tweets (use #votereport) and share the results publicly. The tweets are being analyzed and displayed on maps. Waiting times are also being plotted and analyzed. You...

How Techies Can Improve Democracy and Governance

How Techies Can Improve Democracy and Governance
By chromatic
October 30, 2008

Silona Bonewald is an established technologist as well as an experienced political consultant who believes that well-designed and well-applied technology can improve communication, transparency, and governance in political systems -- and state legislators are listening. Here's how you can help her improve democracy.

Electronic voting fraud--all the other types

Electronic voting fraud--all the other types
By Andy Oram
October 21, 2008

For years we've heard about the risks and failures of electronic voting. But election fraud takes place outside the voting place as well--in fact, a lot of it is aimed at keeping people away from voting places altogether. Today, the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Common Cause, and the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law have released comprehensive reports describing schemes found on the Internet that expedite fraud--and how to combat these schemes.


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