Election Security

DARPA Is Building a $10 Million, Open Source, Secure Voting System

The system will be fully open source and designed with newly developed secure hardware to make the system not only impervious to certain kinds of hacking, but also allow voters to verify that their votes were recorded accurately.
Kim Zetter

Garfield Fans Are Furious That His Instagram Seems to Discourage Voting

A fierce debate erupted in the comment section of the Garfield Instagram account when the cat seemed to discourage people from voting.
Caroline Haskins
voting machines

This MIT PhD Wants to Replace America's Broken Voting Machines with Open Source Software, Chromebooks, and iPads

In 2006, Ben Adida wrote a 254-page PhD dissertation on "cryptographic voting systems." Now, he wants to fix America's broken voting machines.
Jason Koebler
direct democracy

Colorado Political Candidate Promises to Give His Seat to an App

What if elected representatives actually voted based on what their constituents wanted?
Louise Matsakis
Election Security

Election Officials Still Haven’t Got Clearance to View Russian Hacking Info

It’s August, 2017, and chief election officers across the US still haven’t obtained security clearances.
Joseph Cox
Internet Insecurity

Online Voting Is a Terrible Idea

An ode to pen and paper.
Claudio Guarnieri

Vote For Motherboard in the Webbys and Win a Hacker Balaclava

Use it to ski or make your own hacker stock art.
Motherboard Staff
pirate party

Former Fetish Model Ancilla van de Leest Is Leading the Dutch Pirate Party to Promote Privacy

According to the leader of the Dutch Pirate Party, there is a serious lack of the necessary technological knowledge in Dutch parliament.
Wester van Gaal
space weather

How Space Weather Can Influence Elections on Earth

The real alien voter fraud is genuinely coming from outside our planet.
Becky Ferreira
Cambridge Analytica

The Data That Turned the World Upside Down

How Cambridge Analytica used your Facebook data to help the Donald Trump campaign in the 2016 election.
Hannes Grassegger & Mikael Krogerus

The 2016 Election Wasn’t Hacked, But the 2020 Election Could Be

And fixing the hardware would be really hard.
Joseph Cox

Look At All These Cool Dogs Who Came Out to Vote

Democracy never looked so cute.
Sarah Emerson