Accuvote, Diebold, voting machine
Caption: 2018 Election: Congress appropriated $380 million for states to improve election security measures. One obvious improvement would be to replace electronic voting machines in 13 states that don't produce paper backups. There is not enough money to do that. Many other threats to election security and voter confidence also need to be addressed. Photo credit: Ben Ostrowsky / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

2018 Election Security: Improvements Needed

Will Democrats #Resist Gina Haspel CIA Nomination? ; Italy's Government Troubles

Will Democrats #Resist Gina Haspel CIA Nomination? ; Italy's Government Troubles

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Solving Silicon Valley’s Transit Problem (Reader Steve)

Mountain View Mayor Lenny Siegel, who governs in the Silicon Valley area, notes that implementing a $5 million dollar tax on Google to bring about a new transit system could fix the problem of having “too many good jobs” but not enough transportation.

Will Democrats Unite to Block Trump’s Torturer, Gina Haspel, as CIA Chief? If Not, What Do They #Resist? (Jimmy)

The author writes, “The prospect of united Democratic opposition to Trump’s CIA nominee is further complicated by the vocal support for Haspel coming not only from the CIA itself — which has been running what amounts to a domestic propaganda campaign on her behalf — but also from the most admired Democratic Party intelligence and military officials.”

Italy’s Government Troubles (Dan)

Italy is still struggling, in the wake of March’s elections, to form a coalition government between the far right party known as The League and the politically ambiguous Five Star party. Now Italian President Sergio Mattarella is seeking to implement a “caretaker government” to govern Italy until the parties can find a solution.

Google Maps Unveils Its First-Ever Augmented Reality Interface (Jimmy)

The author writes, “Google used its Tuesday I/O keynote to unveil a pretty killer new feature that may one day come to Google Maps: camera-assisted walking navigation.”

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