When it comes to conducting secure elections, keeping things old-fashioned is often the best bet.
This simple reality can be broken down into two digestible nuggets of security wisdom: The internet and voting don't mix. And auditable paper trails beat fancy digital recording devices every time.
Security experts beat us over the head with these admonitions time and time again. And yet, as yesterday's Iowa caucus screwup shows, we still have a lot of listening left to do.
The Iowa Caucus app fiasco
The Iowa caucuses — trending on Twitter at the time of this writing as the “#IowaCaucusDisaster” — represent a spectacular failure in modern day election reporting. According to numerous reports, a shoddily tested app was employed to relay caucus results to party officials. That app failed to properly function, throwing presidential candidates' campaigns — and the country — into a brief fit. Read more…
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