[Linux-aus] Australian Digital Civil Rights Quiz

Janet Hawtin lucychili at internode.on.net
Mon Jun 19 12:14:02 UTC 2006

Nathan Bailey wrote:
> Janet Hawtin wrote:
>> - digital voting systems
> Quotation of the day for June 16, 2006 
> (quotationoftheday_request at rogers.com) said:
>>  "For there to be a problem here, you're basically assuming a
>>  premise where you have some evil and nefarious election officials
>>  who would sneak in and introduce a piece of software," he said.
>>  "I don't believe these evil elections people exist."
>>  - David Bear, a spokesman for Diebold Election Systems, a
>>    controversial maker of voting machines, quoted in the New York
>>    Times, May 12, 2006
>> [http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/12/us/12vote.html?ex=1305086400&en=5b3554a76aad524a&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss] 

> These are the (naive) people we are trusting with our secure, black box 
> solutions.  And when they finally get audited and even the outside of 
> the blackbox is shown to be flawed, they still think integrity (Enron? 
> Worldcom?  HIH?) will protect a fallible system.
> DRM.  A future determined by tampered technology.  With no traces.
> re,
> N

Cool Thanks
OK I'm going to do one simplified general quiz and hopefully some
separate ones.



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