How Worried Should We Be About Election Hacking?

How Worried Should We Be About Election Hacking?

Published By: The Verge, 10/28/2016

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The Verge discusses the possibility of election machine hacking, along with other factors that could affect vote tallying and the results of an election.

Extended Discussion Questions

  • What are some of the benefits of voting with computers over voting with paper? What are some disadvantages?
  • What changes to the existing voting system could improve your confidence in the system?

Related Article

“Study: People Can Tell If They Are Voting on a Secure System”
Published By: Rice University, 10/28/2016 || View the Article
Describes a study of voter confidence in paper ballots with different levels of security features.

Relating This Story to the CSP Curriculum Framework

Global Impact Learning Objectives:

  • LO 7.3.1 Analyze the beneficial and harmful effects of computing.
  • >LO 7.4.1 Explain the connections between computing and real-world contexts, including economic, social, and cultural contexts.

Global Impact Essential Knowledge:

  • EK 7.3.1A Innovations enabled by computing raise legal and ethical concerns.
  • EK 7.3.1G Privacy and security concerns arise in the development and use of computational systems and artifacts.

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