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Province of Ontario Internet voting

March 8, 2018

EXCERPTS FROM THIS SITE.. Province of Ontario Internet voting   I will quote only the section on chain of trust, just to illustrate the complexity of properly building an Internet voting system, followed with some commentary: If the implementation of the network voting system does not both support the Chain of Trust and provide auditable evidence, […]

Cambridge reverses course on Riverside Park dam

March 7, 2018

News08:32 AMby Jeff Hicks Waterloo Region Record Cambridge city council voted 8-0 on Tuesday night against a recommendation to rip out the Riverside Park Dam. – Peter Lee , Record staff file photo CAMBRIDGE — Tear it down, a city-led team of environmental and engineering professionals concluded. Rip out the 128-year-old Riverside Park Dam and […]

Online Voting Is a Terrible Idea… An ode to pen and paper.

February 25, 2018

  After the onslaught of computer intrusions suffered by US institutions and political parties in the 2016 presidential election, the decade-old issue of electoral systems’ security was brought back into the public discourse. The American people had the concrete fear their vote too might be manipulated. They worried the election could be factually hacked. The […]

Online voting isn’t as secure as city wants us to think

February 22, 2018

Opinion 01:28 PM Cambridge Times Online voting. The wave of the future. Getting more people to vote. Cheaper. We have heard many positions politicians have taken on this subject. Is it secure and trustworthy? No, it is not. So why then is Guelph returning to paper ballots and Canada’s biggest city, Toronto, has refused to […]

‘Taking your CPU for a joyride’: Why this week’s cyberjacking raises online voting concerns

February 20, 2018

Hack was used to ‘borrow’ computing power to mine digital currency and expert says it points to flaws By Andrew Lupton, CBC News Posted: Feb 15, 2018 7:00 PM ETLast Updated: Feb 15, 2018 7:00 PM ET A cybersecurity expert at Western University says a new method of hacking that affected websites in Canada and around […]

Let’s see them talk their way out of this one!!!

February 15, 2018

City of Cambridge website hijacked by cryptocurrency miners   Thousands of sites around the globe using Texthelp Browsealoud plug-in hacked. NewsFeb 14, 2018by Jeff Hicks Waterloo Region Record CAMBRIDGE — A worldwide cyberattack briefly hit the City of Cambridge website last weekend, the city confirms. During a span of four hours and six minutes on […]

It’s sounding like an Election Year!!

February 11, 2018

Route being finalized for eastside bypass NewsFeb 10, 2018by Ray Martin Cambridge Times “Once it’s done it and the South Boundary Road, which is under construction this year, will start to drain truck traffic out of the downtown,” said Mayor Doug Craig. – Mathew McCarthy Work on the long-awaited east boundary road around Cambridge inched […]

#MeToo, but #NotYou …. by Kelly Donovan

February 1, 2018

January 31, 2018   Women and men all over the world have been inspired by the recent movement of floods of people finding their voices and the confidence to speak up about abuses they have endured or are enduring.  If you work in the entertainment industry or politics, you are a victim; you are supported, […]

Some Cambridge residents suggest Monteiro, Mann step down after being named in police suit

January 26, 2018

NewsJan 25, 2018by Liz Monteiro Waterloo Region Record WATERLOO REGION — Some Cambridge residents are asking that councillors Frank Monteiro and Mike Mann step down because both retired officers are part of allegations in a pending class-action lawsuit. In a Facebook group called ‘Cambridge Citizen Discussion on local politics,’ some residents say the two men […]

Letter to Larkin is right on the money

January 22, 2018

Opinion Jan 20, 2018by Luisa D’Amato Waterloo Region Record   Waterloo Regional Police Chief Bryan Larkin. – Mathew McCarthy,Record staff If I were Chief Bryan Larkin, I might be looking for another lawyer for the Waterloo Regional Police Service. Local police are going through their own “Me Too” moment, with six current and former officers […]

Kelly Donovan’s Book on Canadian Policing

January 19, 2018

Kelly Donovan, Author Want to know the current climate in Canadian police services? Kelly’s book details her experiences and research into abuses of power that have occurred within police services for years.  The book cites actual cases referenced throughout and provides the reader with an overview of current legislation.  It truly is the Canadian policing […]


January 18, 2018

THIS IS A COPY OF AN EMAIL I RECEIVED EARLIER TONIGHT.. Website: WATERLOO WOMEN POLICE CLASS ACTION  *** BELOW IS A PUBLIC LINK TO THE SWORN MOTION OF RECORD OF THE PLAINTIFFS ********************** Mann, Monteiro and Larkin are mentioned in other places as well in the affidavits. ******* INCLUDED HERE ARE SOME EXCERPTS […]

Paper ballots protect against hacks, but other election cyberthreats loom

January 13, 2018

Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 7:31AM EST OTTAWA — As the potential for cyberattacks to undermine the democratic process becomes alarmingly clear, Canadians can take some comfort in the fact that national elections in this country are still conducted the old-fashioned way. Canada is not immune to cybermischief aimed at […]

Where was the Phantom Mayor of this City?

December 9, 2017

It is a known fact that Mayor Doug Craig attended the Annual Cambridge Santa Claus Parade. On Saturday December 2nd, Hespeler, also known as The Village on the River held their Annual Santa Claus Parade but there was no sign of our Mayor DOUG CRAIG. All EIGHT members of City Council were present, took time […]


December 6, 2017

  What is this Council up to now?   A member of the public was going to attend the Special Council Meeting on the Multiplex issue on Monday evening at City Hall. This member was sitting at the landing next to the washroom on the third floor which houses Council Chambers. This is the area […]

I thought The Bridges was the problem, I was wrong… By Tommy Vann

November 10, 2017

I was on Market Street the other day and a young man was going between cars with a bag. He was picking up garbage, clothing and tossing sticks off the road. About 15 minutes later another fellow was doing the same. I watched him go into The Bridges, so I walked to The Bridges and […]

Watch: Hackers demonstrate how to crack Into electronic voting machines in minutes

July 31, 2017

Watch: Hackers demonstrate how to crack Into electronic voting machines in minutes AlterNet 30 Jul 2017 at 23:31 ET Voter in front of voting machine at polling station (Shutterstock) Who says America’s electronic voting machinery cannot be hacked? One of the world’s largest and best-known hacker conventions, DEF CON, debuted an interactive “Voting Machine Hacker […]

Online voting still too risky, cybersecurity expert says

July 7, 2017

WHY IS CAMBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL USING THIS SYSTEM? ****************** From the kitchener Record…   NewsJul 06, 2017 05:16by Terry PenderWaterloo Region Record CAMBRIDGE — Online voting is not a secure way for electors to choose a new government, says the chief technology officer of a Cambridge-based cybersecurity firm eSentire. “As a technologist and someone who […]

HACKING DEMOCRACY proves your vote can be stolen without a trace. Watch it here.

June 6, 2017

Published on Sep 22, 2016 The film the voting machine corporations don’t want you to see! HACKING DEMOCRACY follows citizen investigators as they prove America’s votes can be stolen without a trace. Their mission climaxes in a duel between the Diebold corporation’s voting machines and a computer hacker – with America’s democracy at stake. To […]

Mike Mann, ( Preston Councillor) voted for ELECTRONIC VOTING… based on “Staff Recommendation”..

April 23, 2017

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE CTV INTERVIEW   to……Mike Mann, Preston Ward Councillor: As you are well aware we went before Council to give council an idea of why internet voting is not a good way for our City to vote in 2018. We heard what you had to say and  we seen your interview […]