States have urged the federal government to provide more funding in order to beef up cybersecurity in voting systems, but Republicans in Congress just don’t think it’s the right time to do it. On Wednesday, an amendment to allocate $250 million for election security was rejected by the Senate on partisan lines.
It’s taken months to pull together a vote to save net neutrality from the FCC guillotine, but the moment is finally upon us.
It was only a few months ago that Tesla signed Elon Musk to stick around as CEO for another ten years. Since then, the electric vehicle company has been going through some tough times and when shareholders hold their annual meeting in June, they’re set to vote on a proposal to remove Musk from his role as chairman.
You tried, America. You tried.
On Thursday, the current FCC commission continued its campaign to loosen protections for consumers while doing the bidding of major corporations. The five-person commission voted on numerous items today, and there’s not a whole lot of good news.
After years of being missing and presumably dead, the ole maverick McCain poked his head out today to give his fellow Republicans a big middle finger. A vote to kill Obama-era environmental regulations failed to pass the Senate because of McCain, and many believe he did it because his senator colleagues aren’t…
Shane Kimbrough is an American hero. Not only is he risking his life breathing recycled air and eating tasteless, shrink-wrapped meals in a radiation-blasted tin can 250 miles above Earth, the man just took time out of his busy schedule to participate in the grotesque bloodsport that is the 2016 presidential election.
Election Day is coming up on November 8, 2016. And in many states, the deadline to register to vote is soon. As in, today or tomorrow. If you’re not registered yet, you can go to Vote.org which will help guide you through the process. Or you can take a look at our list below and find your state.
The Boy Scouts of America now allows gay scouts, but still discriminates against gay leaders. That could change as soon as next month, when the BSA plans a vote on the matter. Why should you care? Why should gay adults be allowed to lead? And, how can you help?
Our public lands — including National Forests, wildlife refuges and wilderness areas — are arguably our greatest treasure. Well, almost every Republican Senator just voted to sell them to the highest bidder. This is what you can do about it.
Since the internet entered American homes in the mid-1990s, it's been steadily invalidating many long-lasting (and now archaic) systems in our society. But today, thousands of us will trudge down to our nearest polling place, wait in line, and cast votes with pen on paper.
Rather than let a hurricane disenfranchise thousands of displaced New Jersey residents, Governor Chris Christie has given a green-light for voting by email or fax. Are the security concerns? Sure. But if you're going to pilot a e-voting program, at least it's in a situation that has no other choice, and that isn't…
Physically impaired Oregonians are using iPads to vote in today's election after the new system was introduced to help voters who can't fill out traditional forms. Election workers armed with tablets and portable printers will be stopping in parks, nursing homes and community centers in five of the state's counties to…
President Obama has requested that you tweet your representatives to help solve this whole debt ceiling mess. But if you live in, say Cleveland, that's a waste of time. Tweet at these pols—who can actually get stuff done—instead.
Google's polling place locator was supposed to make your life easier by guiding you to the appropriate polling place so that you can vote. The only trouble? It may have guided you and hundreds of thousands to the wrong place.
Vote! It's the right thing to do. Plus, America's 2010 voting systems are all technologified now. Say goodbye to punch cards and hanging chads and hello to optical scanners and touchscreens. Here's a state-by-state guide on how to use them.
Tomorrow, Brits will vote on a new prime minister, with the results being projected on the landmark tower known as Big Ben, in real time. It's not the first time projections have been beamed, but it'll be interactive at least.
Microsoft's "Ultimate Gameroom Giveaway" is charity turned into a gimmick as voters decide which Children's hospitals receive prize packages. I'm all for charity, but was it really necessary to guarantee a let down for kids in the 167 "losing" hospitals?
We've already told you about io9.com's nomination for Best Culture Blog in the 2008 Weblog Awards , but this is our polite way of telling you that if you've not cast your vote (for us) yet, there's still time - Voting remains open until Tuesday. And even if you have already voted (for us), you can always vote (for us)…