'“Over the last 20 years or so, regardless of what party was in power, the FTC has been afraid, been risk-averse, been weak-kneed — choose your metaphor — to the powers of the big digital companies,” said Jeff Chester, executive director for the Center for Digital Democracy, who was involved in the talks.' - via David Uberti, writing at Vice News
The most succesful voting technology company in the United States claims their systems are not connected to the web. Sounds legit, right? After all, who would open up a critical platform like the electoral contraptions in place today to the vicissitudes of the interweb... Given all of that, the jig is apparently up. Read Kim Zetter's landmark reportage and you'll know the answer to the jig, as it were. Just don't expect a lot of movement from the current crop in the House or the Senate, or the White House for that matter. You might have to be patient and cool-your-proverbial-heels till the next 'Administration. Simply shameful.