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Wednesday | September 24, 2003

Diebold feels the heat. Sends out attack lawyers

Blackbox Voting.org is Bev Harris' site exposing the security vulnerabilities of the Diebold voting machines.

As of 8:46 p.m. PST, the site has been pulled, with the following message:

Due to a dispute with Diebold, Incorporated, and its wholly owned subsidiary Diebold Election Systems, Inc. (collectively "Diebold"), which is claiming links to certain materials that do not reside on the blackboxvoting.org website constitute  copyright infringement, blackboxvoting.org has been temporarily disabled.

We regret any inconvenience this may cause visitors and journalists to the blackboxvoting.org site and hope to have this matter resolved shortly.

In the interim, send questions or information requests to admin@blackboxvoting.org.

And do you want irony, with a capital "I", in a way that only a company run by a committed Bush fundraiser could manage?

Check out the Diebold corporate site. At the top of the page, in a flash animation, we get the following message:

The Constitution protects our democracy.
We protect the Constitution.

The Bill of Rights protects our freedoms.
We protect the Bill of Rights.

The Declaration of Independence secured our freedoms.
We secure the Declaration of Independence.

Well, except for that pesky First Amendment.

Posted September 24, 2003 12:50 AM | Comments (94)


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