The Oscars Goes Digital
February 03, 2012
We’ve long warned about the dangers of Internet voting—a vulnerability amply demonstrated when University of Michigan students, rising to a public challenge by the District of Columbia to hack its electronic ballots, were able to make the voting system play their school song. Now the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces a plan to migrate from ballots by mail to “secure” Internet voting in 2013. Will this be taken as a challenge by the world hacking community to make Oscar sing a WikiLeaks tune?