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In response to Doug Craig’s misleading information regarding INTERNET VOTING

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April 14, 2018

Wow! City Website ‘hack’ Overblown? Funny how a Cybersecurity professional from London Ontario had to go to the Press and reveal that the City of Cambridge had their website ‘hacked’ on February 11, 2018.  Had that not occurred, the residents of this city would have been left in the dark about such an incident. Mayor […]


Why is this Mayor fighting so hard for INTERNET VOTING.. when he knows it’s not secure!

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April 13, 2018

 ” he doeth protest too loudly” Fears about city website ‘hack’ overblown OpinionApr 12, 2018Cambridge Times I would like to respond to Ken Tuckey’s April 2 letter to the editor about cybersecurity, in which he suggests the city should reconsider offering an online voting option and insinuates the City of Cambridge did not disclose a […]


Waterloo rejects online voting, ranked ballot.. ( Why is Doug Craig fighting so hard for this questionable way to cast your ballot?

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April 8, 2018

City will use paper ballots and stick with first-past-the-post system for the 2018 municipal election NewsNov 21, 2016by Paige Desmond Waterloo Region Record WATERLOO — Waterloo council will stick with tradition and use paper ballots and the first-past-the-post system for the 2018 municipal election. Politicians voted Monday not to pursue online voting or use ranked […]


Cambridge should reconsider online voting

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April 2, 2018

Opinion10:11 AM Cambridge Times I was at Cambridge council March 27 when, later in the session, a very well-spoken professor from Western University, Dr. Aleksander Essex, did a presentation against online voting. He has a PhD in computer science and is very outspoken against cyber voting. Dr. Essex completed his PhD research on whether cyber […]


DOUG CRAIG…Why do we have to fight so hard for a LEGAL ELECTION? stop tampering with our right to a fair ballot!!

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April 1, 2018

To all those Cambridge residents that think or perceive electronic voting is the way to go, I ask that you view the latter (approx. 2:15:00) of this City of Cambridge council meeting from March 27th. Take note! At the 2:19:40 mark of said meeting, you will hear quite clearly, Mayor Doug Craig make the following […]


Guelph City Council deletes online voting for 2018 municipal election.. ( so why is Doug Craig fighting so hard for it?

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March 31, 2018

Lengthy meeting sees online voting rejected by a 7-6 vote   Apr 25, 2017 8:00 AM by: Tony Saxon   Western Ontario University professor Aleksander Essex addresses Guelph City Council regarding online voting Monday, April 24, 2017. Tony Saxon/GuelphToday Guelph City Council has officially rejected online voting for the next municipal election. At a meeting […]


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

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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

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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

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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!!!

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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 […]


Paper ballots protect against hacks, but other election cyberthreats loom

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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 […]


NOT WELCOME AT COUNCIL

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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 […]


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

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July 31, 2017

Watch: Hackers demonstrate how to crack Into electronic voting machines in minutes AlterNet 30 Jul 2017 at 23:31 ET  http://www.rawstory.com/2017/07/watch-hackers-demonstrate-how-to-crack-into-electronic-voting-machines-in-minutes/ 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

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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.

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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”..

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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 […]


DOUG CRAIG AND HIS CONTROL ISSUES.

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April 11, 2017

{ it’s time for Super Man to hang up his cape} unchallenged Power does strange things to people.. * HE NOT ONLY CONTROLS OUR CITY… * HE CONTROLS WHO GETS HIRED… * HE HAS 90% CONTROL OVER CAMBRIDGE COUNCIL… * HE HAS 100% CONTROL OVER STAFF… * HE NOW HAS A ” CODE OF CONDUCT” […]


A federal committee has recommended against national Internet voting.

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April 9, 2017

editors note: If the feds and the provinces don’t trust it.. Why are our Elected Officials insisting we use it..? Electronic voting in Canada From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Federal elections and provincial elections use paper ballots, but electronic voting has been used since at least the 1990s at the municipal level. Committee reports and […]


Online voting to return for 2018 election

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April 8, 2017

Apr 07, 2017 12:00 by Richard Vivian Cambridge Times CAMBRIDGE — Residents will once again have the option of casting their votes online or via telephone during next year’s municipal election. Council members, meeting at the general committee on Tuesday (April 4), approved the use of paper ballots as well as online and telephone voting. […]


The voter is Boss: KW Record – Nov. 13, 2010

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April 5, 2017

   The voter is the boss Originally printed in the KW Record – Nov. 13, 2010 Last month’s municipal elections should have reminded civic leaders everywhere in Ontario who they work for. But since the lessons seems to have been lost on a few misguided Cambridge politicians who treated a fellow citizen disgracefully this week, […]


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