Cryptographic Voting Ensures Vote Counts Accuracy

Cryptographic codes used in voting
Cryptographic codes used in voting

Vote counting is one of the most critical issues after the election activities. Inaccuracies or inconsistencies in the counting method used would lead to a massive controversy, or it could even result to commission of crimes amongst candidates and their devout followers.

In order to improve on the current counting system, MIT Professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Ron Rivest, helped developed a new system called Scantegrity II.

The system Scantegrity II Scantegrity II, was designed to work with ordinary optical-scan voting technology. The technology was used in the United States since the 2000 presidential election, and usually requires the voter to fill in bubbles printed on a ballot next to candidates’ names.

"With Scantegrity II, the voter instead uses a special pen to expose a code printed inside the bubble in invisible ink. Thereafter, the ballot is fed into an ordinary optical reader, which simply determines which bubbles have been darkened", says Rivest.

The main objective of this project is to avoid vote tampering. The voter can write down the exposed codes after the voting procedure, later he can confirm his votes to the election commission's website through a serial number that matches with his codes.

Scantegrity II debuts at the Takoma Park election.

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DROID vs. IPHONE: Who’s Better Than The Other

Motorola's Droid, the latest android phone
Motorola's Droid, the latest android phone

Who's better than the other? By the way, leadership is measured by usability and market share. To decide who's who, and who's not is for us to find out.

Droid, is Motorola's latest version of a high-end cellphone. It's the world's thinnest slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It boasts of its 3G full web browser, cinematic 3.7-inch high-resolution display, powerful and fast Google voice-activated search, 5 megapixel camera with flash, DVD-quality video capture and 16GB memory card included, Google Maps Navigation (Beta) with 3D dimensions and more features. Droid will be launched on Nov. 6, 2009.

It's counterpart, Apple's IPhone is also equipped with the same features except for the camera and video specs. However, with IPhone's sales history, it has been noted to have gained market share and customer loyalty. A better edge to begin competition with.

Yet, PCWorld.com's Michael Scalisi says these features alone won't come close to robbing Apple of iPhone customers. Find out why?

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WordPress 2.0 for IPhone Now Release

view of the latest version of WordPress 2.0 for IPhone
view of the latest version of WordPress 2.0 for IPhone

Just recently, WordPress, a blog software developer announced its launching of a new and better app. WordPress 2.0 for IPhone is equipped with new features such as below:

* A new, more efficient user interface that makes it faster to

switch between comments, posts, and pages.

* Various user interface refinements and bug fixes

* New Comments interface, with Gravatars and the author

URL shown in the comment list

* Passwords are now stored in the keychain

* Posts are now automatically saved and restored if network

connection is lost during publishing

* Added persistence, so the app re-opens in the blog you last

used

* Added an interface for manually entering the XMLRPC

endpoint for non-standard setups

* Fixed rotation-related visual glitches

* Fixed errors where malformed XML prevented access to

XMLRPC endpoint

* Fixed edge case where local drafts were sometimes not

saved

* Fixed the order of photos so that they’re displayed in the

order they’re uploaded

WordPress 2.0 for IPhone functions the same way as its previous versions, only you cannot overwrite this new software on the old one.

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NASA’s IPhone is Out for Grabs?

NASA released its own IPhone version
NASA released its own IPhone version

Is this for real? NASA has joined the world of software technology to give the latest information to the public about their events. The agency has released an iPhone application that enables users to stay on top of the latest NASA news. The application offers access to up-to-the-minutes news, videos, and photos from NASA missions. Users can also track the orbital locations of various NASA spacecraft in real-time.

The NASA software makes extensive use of built-in iPhone features and usability to offer compelling yet concise information in a clear and intuitive way. Receive and share dynamic NASA mission updates, out-of-this-world images, and intriguing video links. Follow the path and progress of space exploration in real time while tracking the global orbits of your favorite spacecraft, all in the palm of your hand.

The NASA App is available free of charge on the App Store from Apple directly to the iPhone and iPod Touch or within iTunes.

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MMS service is now available on the iPhone with the 3.1 update

MMS service is now available on the iPhone since the 3.1 update. This will allow you to send text, photos, and videos when your using SMS messaging (text messaging).


To use MMS service, go to iTunes and click download and update iPhone. If that message doesn't pop up then click your iPhone in iTunes and click check for updates in the main window. After the update is complete power off the phone and turn it back on. You may be to reboot the phone by hand after the update.

iPhone 3.1 Upgrade
iPhone 3.1 Upgrade

Now you can send and receive photos, video and text with your iPhone built in SMS program.

Send Photo VIA MMS
Send Photo VIA MMS
iPhone: Receive a MMS Photo
iPhone: Receive a MMS Photo

Here is an article at the Washington Post if you'd like to learn more

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