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Tech: \'Net voting; RIAA lawsuits; MS settlement

updated 10:50 pm EST, Wed January 21, 2004

Tech: music sales

Evening tech news: A new $22 million system to allow soldiers and other Americans overseas to based on music download services in Europe--which may also affect Apple's iTMS for Europe.




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    E-DATA

    Who? They can go .

    1st Post... oh, yeah

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    DUH!!!!

    "A new $22 million system to allow soldiers and other Americans overseas to vote via the Internet is inherently insecure and should be abandoned"


    DUH!!!!

    What idiots think that voting over the Internet is a good idea?

    If we had electronic voting over the Internet then all of the current checks and balances built into the electoral process would be eliminated. Election results could be rigged and there would be no way to go back and verify the results.

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    Online voting

    I think it could work. Heck, people do online banking and IRS stuff online just fine. The current checks and balances are great, and why we have such crappy voter turnout. I think if they could do a secure online voting, that "voter turnout" would be much higher. h***, it would make it easier for me to vote, since I am at college, and don't live in my registered coutny.

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    VoIP?

    Why is Voice over IP in the headline if there is no corresponding article?

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    uhmmm

    its not? Anyway, the Online Music Makes No Money story failed to mention how making no money is Apple's plan, as they make a fortune selling iPods. Also, the MS settlement story.. read the article, still have no clue how it effects apple, and what the h*** they sued over in the first place. Very poor article.

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    RIAA brilliance, once aga

    The RIAA has provided the IPs they are 'serving' with lawsuits. Clearly, a crack technical team is behind their legal efforts, since they've managed to include an IP which belongs to McGill University, in Canada. Rather breathtaking arrogance or stupidity, no?

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    'net voting

    Internet voting is a nice CONCEPT, but not ready for prime time yet.

    Look at the number of viruses, worms, and secutity holes in Windows (and anyone who thinks that the gov't will use anything other than Windows for voting is dreaming) -- 'net voting is just ASKING to be hacked.

    Yeah, I'd really trust an election done on a platform where some child pornographer from Russia can hijack my machine as a kiddie p*** server.

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    voting online

    is a great idea, it will only have to be done with wireless windows computers using no encryption with an open system.

    Even if they used unix boxes with 400 bit encryption, some geek is going to crack the system with his homemade 1100 cpu G5 supercluster... Hey it only cost what? 5.2 million?

    What if some other gov, wanted to influence the American Voting Machine? On the cheap they could have a 40 Teraflop system...

    The way they can do this is to hire those 27 IT people supporting Apple and have them work it up. It has to beat anything DELL could do.

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