Swarthmore Students Challenge Faulty Election Machines

Swarthmore College is getting a great reputation on the net for defending civil liberties in the Information Age. Recently, an internal Diebold memo floated around the net admitting security problems in their e-voting machines. The Swarthmore Coalition for the Digital Commons (SCDC) posted the memo to raise awareness that these machines may not be fool proof. Diebold responded with lawyers citing the DMCA and claiming copyright infringement on their internal memos which pretty much confirms their authenticity. Sadly, Swarthmore College caved and took down any website linking to the memos. What happened to the idea that universities were defenders of truth, ethics, and free speech? At least the students get it.

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