Despite Election Security Fears, Iowa Caucuses Will Use New Smartphone App

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    • #250982
      snot
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      https://www.npr.org/2020/01/14/795906732/despite-election-security-fears-iowa-caucuses-will-use-new-smartphone-app :

      Iowa’s Democratic Party plans to use a new Internet-connected smartphone app to help calculate and transmit results during the state’s caucuses next month, Iowa Public Radio and NPR have confirmed.

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      In an interview, [the state party chair] declined to provide more details about which company or companies designed the app, or about what specific measures have been put in place to guarantee the system’s security.

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      Cybersecurity experts interviewed by NPR said that the party’s decision to withhold the technical details of its app doesn’t do much to protect the system — and instead makes it hard to have complete confidence in it.

      See also https://www.politico.com/story/2016/02/how-iowa-democrats-couldnt-handle-a-two-candidate-race-218934 , reporting that an app used in the 2016 caucuses short-changed Bernie:

      An elderly widow running the precinct had keyed in the final numbers via a new smartphone app created for the caucuses…. She’d even gotten a reply message saying her tallies were received.

      But now, as only a fraction of a percentage point separated Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders…

      …somehow the results in favor of Sanders had “gone missing.”

       

      :angry:

      Destruction is easy; creation is hard, but more interesting.

    • #250996
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      All cell phones are a major security risk. How many times have we been told not to do any banking or other financial transactions when connected to a cell phone. It is like stupid and asking for problems on this one.

      If you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit WC Fields

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      • #251001
        snot
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        It’s beyond “stupid.”  I’m afraid we’re fools if we don’t assume cheating.

        Destruction is easy; creation is hard, but more interesting.

      • #251052
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        @mrdmk

        That’s the point. Their hackers (probably CIA) have figured out how to hack it to steal votes.

        This isn’t being done to help voters. They’re doing it to fuck over Bernie  They were waiting to see his polling numbers before they unleashed the Wench Warren LIE, before they sent their bullshit Impeachment to the Senate to keep Bernie off the campaign trail and now they release a hackable voting app to steal votes. None of this happened by accident. It’s ALL part of the plot from their “Stop Bernie” dinners.

        This will end up in court if they succeed.

    • #251048
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      That means they’ve perfected the hacks.

      Three weeks before the caucus and Bernie leads in the polls and NOW they decide to use this app?

      WENCH WARREN LIE, BOGUS IMPEACHMENT GOING TO SENATE TO GET BERNIE OFF THE TRAIL AND NON SECURE ELECTION APP THAT CAN BE HACKED… THE FIX IS IN.

      This will end up in court.

    • #251084
      djean111
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      Must have figured out how to hack it.

      I don’t care what the bullshit “people have spoken” DNC crap sloshes its way into this board – I will not vote for anyone but BERNIE.  Millennial grandson and I were discussing what he read about the debate on Reddit – the take was that CNN mods are assholes and kept refusing to acknowledge that they understood that M4A would save money.  Told him about Warren’s bullshit, told him more about how Hillary cheated in California, primary AND general.  He and his friends will not be voting for anyone but Bernie, either.  They already know about Biden and student loans and bizarre lies about Iraq.   I would vote Green, they won’t even bother voting.  Which is likely what the DNC is counting on, so I will work on that.

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