Tonight, I sat down to chill out on a Friday night after a long week.
Running through my taped shows on my DVR, I ran across a documentary I
taped called Hacking Democracy.
This film should be a wake up call to us all. This cautionary documentary exposes the vulnerability of computers - which count approximately 80% of America's votes in county, state and federal elections - suggesting that if our votes aren't safe, then our democracy isn't safe either.
As a techno-geek, who has worked in the Internet industry for years, this part was not a surprise to me. All systems can be hacked.
What was a surprise is that the private industry that tabulates our votes has escaped regulation and greater public scrutiny. This should be the first story on the news and it has escaped the publics purview in time for us to do anything beyond make noise before this mid-term election.
If you have not seen this film, I think you can get it on demand. It is Airing on HBO. See it and lets begin to demand better solutions for our tax dollars and our “democracy”.