Election hacks could be stopped by Microsoft

Election hacks could be stopped by Microsoft

Microsoft on Wednesday kicked off a demo of its ElectionGuard software aimed at protecting electronic voting systems from hack attacks. Microsoft says the software makes electronic voting systems more secure. ElectionGuard lets people vote directly on a screen, get a tracking code to confirm their vote was counted and not altered and then get a physical, printed confirmation.

Timothy
Timothy
Kevin McAlpin
Kevin McAlpin 6 months

PAPER. BALLOTS. this isn't partisan.

Unity.Nat
Unity.Nat 6 months

Why give any company the privilege to have the counting of election votes on their software's?

James T Kirk
James T Kirk 6 months

Dems are all for this, but against citizenship and ID for voting. Go figure.

RJ of Cthulhu
RJ of Cthulhu 6 months

I trust Microsoft slightly more than other tech companies because of their close ties with the military and DOD and need to satisfy people giving them contracts.

Lets be Honest
Lets be Honest 6 months

Is it trustworthy? I dunnooooo

white cis male monster!
white cis male monster! 6 months

I dunno, is it just me or are all Silicon Valley giants severely biased in their politics? Let’s have the fox watching the hen house?

Adam Field
Adam Field 6 months

Microsoft stopping hackers? I'll believe it when I see it...

Leon Jones (LiLFunnyMan)
Leon Jones (LiLFunnyMan) 6 months

I wonder if it's as good as windows firewall.

Zak Thompson
Zak Thompson 6 months

"Protecting electronic voting systems" Protecting people from voting Republican* Get the fuck out of here CommieBook, you're the one meddling in elections, not Russia!

redhandsbluefaces
redhandsbluefaces 6 months

Quite frankly I dont trust Microsoft with this kind of power.

Rhonda
Rhonda 6 months

They could but they won't.

Kyle G
Kyle G 6 months

Yeah because they are so trustworthy. They definitely could not be bought off or anything.

Rocky LeBlanc
Rocky LeBlanc 6 months

The last people I want tinkering in elections

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Dude, like I'm gonna trust Microsoft pfffffff Look what Bill Gates did to education aka common core... Look at Windows 10! Nuff said, paper ballots counted out loud in public with a big count clock

Donald Darko
Donald Darko 6 months

So now that I have all that "proof" that my vote was cast the way I choose What do I do with it? How do I use it if I think I was wronged? Or maybe this is just another feel good act to appease my fears. You know what would help? If voters had to prove their citizenship. I have to show ID for so many other less important activities why should we not do so to vote.

Interdimensional alien
Interdimensional alien 6 months

I don't trust them to make an honest software. I am skeptical of anyone due to their potential ability to change the outcome of an election. Right now it might favor your guy but what if in the future the tech company's interests oppose your guy. The ideal system is where you can give your enemies the keys and feel that the outcome will be the same as when you hold the keys.

Property
Property 6 months

american solution to american problems, something I can live with

Neonzz_
Neonzz_ 6 months

Paper ballets and that's it. election manipulation is a damn serious problem.

Turn N Burn
Turn N Burn 6 months

since Apple computers are less permeable to hackers and malware and bugs, wouldn't we want Apple to make ballot computers? I mean if we decided to have a company do such a thing at all?

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