News tagged with election systems

Was the Arab Spring a false one?

he Arab Spring has turned to winter. A year after protests, demonstrations and uprisings rocked the Arab world, hopes for peaceful transitions and free elections are fading in Egypt, Libya, and especially Syria, while elsewhere ...

dateDec 14, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Twitter data crunching: The new crystal ball

Fabio Ciulla from Northeastern University, Boston, USA, and his colleagues demonstrated that the elimination of contestants in TV talent shows based on public voting, such as American Idol, can be anticipated. They unveiled ...

dateAug 29, 2012 in Computer Sciences
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Questions linger in US on high-tech voting

A series of problems with electronic voting machines has raised fresh questions about election technology as newer computerized systems gain ground for the 2012 US election.

dateMar 11, 2012 in Other
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As e-voting comes of age, security fears mount

New technologies allowing voters to cast ballots via the Internet or other electronic means are catching on in the United States and elsewhere, even as fears mount about security of the systems.

dateOct 24, 2010 in Other
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Cryptographic voting debuts

( -- Last week, in Takoma Park, Md., a new cryptographic voting system that could ensure accurate vote counts was used for the first time in a real election. MIT’s Ron Rivest, the Viterbi Professor of Electrical ...

dateNov 13, 2009 in Computer Sciences
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