Tech Talk: Hacking Elections & How the Internet Can Help Democratic Processes

Written by Brian Wesolowski

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CDT’s Tech Talk is a podcast where we dish on tech and Internet policy, while also explaining what these policies mean to our daily lives. You can find Tech Talk on SoundCloud iTunes, and Google Play, as well as Stitcher and TuneIn.

Maurice’s haul of badges from DEF CON.

Because we know you can’t get enough of it, we’re talking about election security again in this episode. Our Senior Technologist Maurice Turner gives a report from DEF CON’s Voting Village. Not surprisingly, hackers yet again exposed some glaring vulnerabilities in America’s voting infrastructure.

And then we talk to Tiana Epps-Johnson, the Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Technology and Civic Life about how her organization is working to make the internet improve the democratic process – and yes, that includes elections.

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