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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
10.16.17
Election Security
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
8.3.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Online Voting Is a Terrible Idea

An ode to pen and paper.
Claudio Guarnieri
6.9.17
psa
psa

Vote For Motherboard in the Webbys and Win a Hacker Balaclava

Use it to ski or make your own hacker stock art.
Motherboard Staff
4.18.17
pirate party
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
3.15.17
space weather
space weather

How Space Weather Can Influence Elections on Earth

The real alien voter fraud is genuinely coming from outside our planet.
Becky Ferreira
2.17.17
Trumping
Trumping

The Data That Turned the World Upside Down

Psychologist Michal Kosinski developed a method to analyze people in minute detail based on their Facebook activity. Did a similar tool help propel Donald Trump to victory? Two reporters from Zurich-based Das Magazin went data-gathering.​
Hannes Grassegger & Mikael Krogerus
1.28.17
politics
politics

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

And fixing the hardware would be really hard.
Joseph Cox
12.28.16
dogs
dogs

Look At All These Cool Dogs Who Came Out to Vote

Democracy never looked so cute.
Sarah Emerson
11.8.16
britain
britain

Tips On Surviving the American Election, From Your Friends Who Survived Brexit

Every little thing is going to be okay.
Ben Sullivan
11.8.16
politics
politics

Is Hunting a Constitutional Right? Kansas and Indiana Voters Will Decide

Nineteen other states already have measures like this in their state bills of rights.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.7.16
Sex
Sex

California Rejected a Porn Law That Would Have Turned Anyone Into a Condom Cop

Proposition 60 looks good on the surface, but opponents say it puts performers at risk.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.31.16