After watching yesterdays video on internet voting security, many of you made it quite clear that you don’t trust the idea. Lack of security and on such a large stage with the state of our republic in the balance, it makes sense to show some hesitation. To say I’m surprised at the responses coming from such a generation that are some of the strongest technology advocates would be an understatement. If you don’t trust the government and its contractors to develop secure technology for voting, do you trust private sector corporations to develop secure technology to handle your finances?
Take a look at the following two videos. After listening to the risks of two similar mobile based financial technologies, do you trust this? Are you more likely to trust this over an online voting system? Why or why not? If you believe they are more trustworthy, what specific things about these technologies make you trust it over an online voting system?