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Security quotes of the week

Security quotes of the week

Posted Feb 14, 2013 17:05 UTC (Thu) by mpr22 (subscriber, #60784)
In reply to: Security quotes of the week by davidescott
Parent article: Security quotes of the week

I'm sure that the UVF and the Provos would both have loved to have a public roster of who voted which way in Northern Ireland during the Troubles.


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Security quotes of the week

Posted Feb 14, 2013 20:17 UTC (Thu) by davidescott (guest, #58580) [Link]

> I'm sure that the UVF and the Provos would both have loved to have a public roster of who voted which way in Northern Ireland during the Troubles.

And would that have lead to a meaningful difference in the outcome or a substantially greater loss of life? It was already a violent period so would it make much of a difference if the violence was better targeted?

I don't know that I've seen anyone address that question directly. Everyone assumes that privacy is a requirement, and that makes the process of creating a secure, reliable, and understandable electronic voting system essentially impossible.

I'm not in favor of electronic voting in general because I don't think paper voting is that bad, but if on insists on exploring the idea you might as well explore a more substantive change in the way we vote and challenge all the assumptions to make sure you have the correct system requirements.


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