MIT Technology Review @techreview A media company making technology a greater force for good. Get our journalism: go.technologyreview.com/newsletters Nov. 04, 2019 1 min read

Tomorrow is Election Day in some parts of the United States. We wish we could report that America’s election system is more secure than it was in 2016. Here are all the reasons we can’t...

America hasn’t learned the lessons of the 2016 presidential election, according to a group of experts at @Stanford.  https://www.technologyreview.com/s/613635/us-elections-are-still-far-too-vulnerable-to-attackat-every-level/?utm_medium=tr_social&utm_campaign=site_visitor.unpaid.engagement&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1572890592 

Facebook and Twitter received most of the attention—and blame—for spreading disinformation in the 2016 presidential election. Instagram and WhatsApp may be the bigger risks to democracy in 2020.  https://www.technologyreview.com/f/614255/instagram-whatsapp-disinformation-2020-presidential-election-politics-technology-facebook/?utm_medium=tr_social&utm_campaign=site_visitor.unpaid.engagement&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1572890639 

Cyberattacks on the 2016 US election caused states to bolster the defenses of their voting systems. It hasn’t been enough, says the @UMich's @jhalderm. (from August 2018)  https://www.technologyreview.com/s/611830/hackers-are-out-to-jeopardize-your-vote/?utm_medium=tr_social&utm_campaign=site_visitor.unpaid.engagement&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1572890680 

Despite the obvious risk and years of warnings, at least eight American states and 16 million American voters will use completely paperless machines in the 2020 US elections.  https://www.technologyreview.com/s/614148/16-million-americans-will-vote-on-hackable-paperless-voting-machines/?utm_medium=tr_social&utm_campaign=site_visitor.unpaid.engagement&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1572890752 

Why?  https://www.technologyreview.com/f/613358/west-virginia-will-allow-blockchain-voting-in-the-2020-election-thats-a-risky/?utm_medium=tr_social&utm_campaign=site_visitor.unpaid.engagement&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1572890792 

This still holds true for 2019 and 2020.  https://www.technologyreview.com/s/611813/four-big-targets-in-the-cyber-battle-over-the-us-ballot-box/?utm_medium=tr_social&utm_campaign=site_visitor.unpaid.engagement&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1572890825 

Here’s some good news, though.  https://www.technologyreview.com/s/614019/election-hackers-targeted-50-states-in-2016-the-states-will-be-watching-this-time-around/?utm_medium=tr_social&utm_campaign=site_visitor.unpaid.engagement&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1572890860 


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