BetaNews: Election scams get creative and voters take the bait. “The upcoming US presidential election is wrought with emotions. That makes it the perfect ruse for email scams targeting citizens, politicians, and government organizations. While election phishing is the top concern, there are a host of other scams that are making the rounds.”
PRWeb: Communication Service for the Deaf Expands “SignVote” to Empower America’s Deaf Voters for 2020 Elections (PRESS RELEASE). “Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD) announced today the expansion of its SignVote campaign designed to help inform and increase voter engagement among the deaf community throughout the 2020 elections. SignVote is a nonpartisan platform that spotlights and features accessible voter content and resources made available in American Sign Language (ASL).”
Reuters: Facebook offers more data for research on impacts of social media. “Facebook said … the new expanded data set includes more than 38 million links with information on users’ reactions including views, clicks, shares and likes.”
PR Newswire: Accessible Archives® Releases The 19th Amendment Victory: A Newspaper History, 1762-1922! (PRESS RELEASE). “Accessible Archives, Inc., a digital publisher of full-text primary source historical collections, announces the release of Part VII: The 19th Amendment Victory: A Newspaper History, 1762-1922 to its Women’s Suffrage Collection. This collection documents how generations of Women fought for the right to vote.”
Motherboard: Shadow’s Cancelled Nevada Caucus App Had Errors, Too. “As the app used to report caucus results in Iowa failed, volunteers for the Nevada State Democratic Party encountered errors while testing their own version of the app made by the same company, Motherboard has learned. Once a test version of the app was distributed, volunteers were quickly met with an error when trying to submit caucus results, according to a source and a review of the app by Motherboard. Volunteers encountered the error when they received the app earlier this month and up until this week, according to the source. The Nevada caucus is scheduled for February 22.” The app will not be used, but this is concerning.
Google Blog: Supporting the 2020 U.S. election. “Building on our work to support the operations and security of the 2020 U.S. Census, we’re sharing more about what we’re doing to tackle abuse on our platforms, equip campaigns, and help voters.”
ProPublica: The Iowa Caucuses App Had Another Problem: It Could Have Been Hacked. “A glitch in the smartphone app used to count and report votes from individual precincts continues to delay results from Monday’s Iowa caucuses. But a closer look shows that the app had a potentially graver problem that apparently did not come into play: its vulnerability to hacking.”