Shelly Palmer Radio Report – November 6, 2012

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It’s Election Day here in the United States, and voters are heading out to their polling places across the country to cast their votes. One place voters WON’T be casting their ballots, though, is from their home computers – unless they’re a New Jersey resident impacted by Hurricane Sandy. As the Internet has become vital in nearly everything we do, online voting isn’t an option in our country, even though it is elsewhere around the world. Last week, computer experts at Princeton University addressed this issue, and said online voting can’t be verifiably secure and would “invite disaster” in a close race, as we’re expected to see today. One big fear is that hackers could crack the system and rewrite or corrupt code, or cast other people’s ballots. While these are legitimate fears, it seems crazy that nothing has been done to advance online voting. It’s time for the U.S. Government to step up and make online voting a possibility for future elections.

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Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).

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