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We really haven’t been hiding under a rock, its just the stack of reading all of us have to catch up on while so much is going on has become an archeological project here — well, OK, namely for myself.  And so my comments below about news from earlier this summer regarding Facebook’s manipulating people’s […]

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In our most recent blog post we examined David Plouffe’s recent Wall Street Journal forward-looking op-ed [paywall] and rebalanced his vision with some practical reality. Now, let’s turn to Plouffe’s notion of “digital voting.”  Honestly, that phrase is confusing and vague.  We should know: it catalyzed our name change last year from Open Source Digital […]

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David Plouffe, President Obama’s top political and campaign strategist and the mastermind behind the winning 2008 and 2012 campaigns, wrote a forward-looking op-ed [paywall] in the Wall Street Journal recently about the politics of the future and how they might look. He touched on how technology will continue to change the way campaigns are conducted […]

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So, by now you may have seen the news.  We were stoked on Tuesday to announce former Facebook executive Chris Kelly has joined our Foundation’s Board of Directors while the former U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra has joined as a strategic adviser.  Today, I want to share some more about what this means for us, and […]

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Recently, we were asked, “Why is your organization referred to as a ‘Foundation?‘”  “Are you a true Foundation and why wouldn’t your non-profit simply be known as the TrustTheVote Project?“  Herein some answers to those reasonable questions. What is a Foundation? The simplest answer about our name can be explained in observing that dictionaries generally […]

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Many of you are learning the news, and its true: our Foundation’s name is changing, but the mission remains the same.  Here’s the story. I’d like to officially introduce you all to our new name: the Open Source Election Technology Foundation, or as we’re referring to it, the “OSET Foundation” (“Oh-Set”).  And if you haven’t […]

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Heartbleed is the latest high-profile consumer Internet security  issue, only a few weeks after the “Goto Fail” incident. Both are recently discovered weaknesses in the way that browsers and Web sites interact. In both cases and others, I’ve seen several comments that connect these security issues with Internet voting. But because Heartbleed is pretty darn wicked, I can’t not […]

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(My thanks to a security colleague Matt Bishop who offered this excellent rant (his term not mine!) on Heartbleed and what we can learn from it, and the connection to open source. You can read riff on it here.) “First, the Heartbleed vulnerability isn’t a virus; you can’t be infected by it. It’s a programming error in one […]

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…not much we think. Yesterday’s news of Microsoft co-founder billionaire Paul Allen’s investing $40M in the Spanish election technology company Scytl is validation that elections remain a backwater of innovation in the digital age. But it is not validation that there is a viable commercial market for voting systems of the size typically attracting venture capitalists; the […]

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The TrustTheVote Project Core Team has been hard at work on the Alpha version of VoteStream, our election results reporting technology. They recently wrapped up a prototype phase funded by the Knight Foundation, and then forged ahead a bit, to incorporate data from additional counties, provided by by participating state or local election officials after […]

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