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Kaspersky Says Lack of Digital Voting Will Be Democracy's Downfall 388

hapworth writes "Eugene Kaspersky, founder and CEO of cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, has warned that one of the greatest cyber threats facing the world is the lack of effective online voting systems, claiming that unless young people can vote online they won't bother at all and the whole democratic system will collapse. Not everyone is buying that theory, however (and there's reason to suspect Kaspersky has a vested interest in online voting, which may need his firm's cybersecurity products). As producer James Lambie writes, 'Ultimately, the digital native's disenchantment with voting is based less on a lack of suitable technology and more on disillusionment with the craven and anemic political choices they are presented with.'"
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Kaspersky Says Lack of Digital Voting Will Be Democracy's Downfall

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  • by kanto (1851816) on Thursday June 21, 2012 @06:57PM (#40405749)

    There ought to be some basic test like: "Please identify the first president of the United States: George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison." If you fail to answer correctly your vote doesn't count, because you obviously don't care enough to learn your own country's history, and don't care about the current president either.

    Or you don't care about playing Leisure Suit Larry.

  • by elrous0 (869638) * on Thursday June 21, 2012 @07:29PM (#40406057)

    Hey, my mother was a dimestore pornstar, you insensitive clod!

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 21, 2012 @07:29PM (#40406063)

    Estonia is a shining example of that. They have implemented online voting with smartcards and system is even more tamper-proof, than pen-and-paper voting, as a person can re-vote any number of times he/she wants to and only the last one will count.

    So, they need an ID to vote? (The smartcard)


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