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E-ballot device for presidential vote has bugs, report confirms

An optical scanner to be used for the presidential election this year is prone to recording the wrong vote or none at all, according to a government report. But the manufacturer says problems are fixed.

By January 7, 2012


NSA says nope to spying on pope

The agency says in a statement that a report in an Italian magazine that it "has targeted" the Vatican is false.

By October 30, 2013


Clearwire board OKs Sprint's revised, $3.40/share bid

The board urges shareholders to vote "yes" for the bill when they meet to place their ballots on May 31.

By May 22, 2013


Vatican smoke signals: The science behind the smoke

White smoke indicates that a new pope has been chosen, while black smoke signifies no decision. But where does the color come from?

By March 12, 2013


Microsoft's Surface a balloting device in one precinct in Virginia

The tablet is being used by a Washington-based company named Democracy Live that delivers electronic ballots to certain states.

By November 6, 2012


New Jersey extends e-mail voting deadline for displaced residents

Voters who applied for an e-mail or fax ballot will have until Friday evening to file their ballot with county clerks.

By November 6, 2012


DHS: Cybersecurity plays into online voting

With the November presidential election just months away, the debate over whether voting on the Internet can be safe from cyberattacks is heating up.

By March 29, 2012


Day Two at Launch: Five amazing, boring winners

Real problems solved by real companies. Wake up! What's not to love?

By March 8, 2012


iOS 5 battery fix gets mixed reviews--plus more fuel for Apple rumor mill

CNET's Josh Lowensohn talks about the fix Apple issued this week for the iPhone battery-life issue. He also gives you the rest of the big Apple news and rumors in this edition of Apple Talk Weekly.

By November 12, 2011


Apple's iPad: Seeding a next-gen voting machine?

A handful of iPads are being used in Oregon to help citizens vote for their favorite candidates.

By November 8, 2011