Monday, December 19, 2005

Snitch of the Week: 12/4 - 12/10

If you follow politics at all then you know about Diebold, the company that makes easily hackable voting machines with closed-source software, untraceable non-paper ballots, and digitally unverified results as well as their mysterious machine malfunctions and dubious record of bipartisanship.

Well I guess someone at the company wasn't too pleased with their track record because recently an insider at Diebold Election Systems blew the whistle on the company's knowledge of their faulty electronic voting system and clandestine culture, which they were recently sued for and had a CEO resign over.

Claiming that the company constantly breaks state election laws by issuing unauthorized patches, tinkers with the software to prevent paper trails of votes and lowers the quality of the machines to keep themselves involved through technical support; the whistleblower tells what everyone pretty much expected, but from an insiders view.

"Dieb-Throat" for your witty alias and insightful, if late, act of snitching, we here at Start Snitching award you the Snitch of the Week award.

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