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Iowa caucuses to use new smartphone app despite cybersecurity fears
The Hill ^ | 01 14 2020 | Rafael Nam

Posted on 01/14/2020 11:13:16 AM PST by yesthatjallen

Iowa's Democratic Party will use a smartphone app to calculate the results from the state’s caucuses next month, according to NPR.

The move came despite warnings of potential cybersecurity breaches in light of Russia's election interference in 2016.

The caucuses are scheduled to take place Feb. 3 in public buildings and churches throughout the state.

The internet-connected app is supposed to help get the results out in a more timely fashion, according to Troy Price, the chairman of the state Democratic Party, allowing caucus leaders to compile the results from participants and submit them to the central party via the app.

Iowa Democrats will prioritize security, Price told NPR, but he declined to provide details on which companies designed the app or to detail security measures in place.

The state party worked with the cybersecurity team of the national party and with Harvard University's Defending Digital Democracy project, according to NPR.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: apps; cybersecurity; iowacaucus; smartphone
This could be fun.
1 posted on 01/14/2020 11:13:16 AM PST by yesthatjallen
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To: yesthatjallen

Did Hillary sponsor the creation of this app?
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2 posted on 01/14/2020 11:23:53 AM PST by ptsal
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To: yesthatjallen

The fix is in


3 posted on 01/14/2020 11:33:52 AM PST by Damifino (The true measure of a man is found in what he would do if he knew no one would ever find out.)
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To: yesthatjallen

Cut to the networks reporting that Donald Trump has won the Democrats Iowa Caucus...


4 posted on 01/14/2020 11:34:51 AM PST by GreenLanternCorps (Hi! I'm the Dread Pirate Roberts! (TM) Atsk about franchise opportunities in your area.)
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To: Damifino

Yes, but for who? My money is on Blomberg, literally...because he has the most!


5 posted on 01/14/2020 11:51:05 AM PST by gr8eman (Stupid should hurt! Treason should hurt more!)
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To: gr8eman

Maybe North Korea can get their dictator to be the Democratic nominee—same policies—who would notice?


6 posted on 01/14/2020 12:02:21 PM PST by cgbg (The Democratic Party is morphing into the Donner Party)
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To: cgbg

Or tilt the election as the North Koreans do.

I heard that the various Kims over the years, routinely get over 99% of the vote in North Korean elections. They have very short election nights as the election returns are announced. There’s no suspense at all.


7 posted on 01/14/2020 12:21:06 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: yesthatjallen

Sounds to me like Crazy Bernie is about to have his lunch money stolen once again.


8 posted on 01/14/2020 12:23:58 PM PST by rhinohunter (I am Cristeros)
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To: yesthatjallen

Communists within the crooked Democrat Party pose a much bigger security threat than ‘Russians’ hiding under your bed in 2020.


9 posted on 01/14/2020 12:45:59 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Decade of decision for America)
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