Voting by telephone

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Your telephone would become a voting booth under a system developed by Twin Cities startup company PhonElect.

Founder and CEO Patrick Tittle, who designed Minnesota’s electronic tax and payment system, says his patented invention is a solution to long lines, hanging chads, insecure electronic voting machines and low turnout.

But one voting rights group, Verified, is skeptical.

Jon’s tech news links:

BBC: World Cup ticket trap snares computer users

AP: New computer makes grocery carts smart

New York Times: “Wireless Living” special section

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