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Microsoft Launches "ElectionGuard" for secure voting

Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella has announced the launch of "ElectionGuard", a free open-source Software Development Kit (SDK) to help nations to carry out secure and verifiable voting.
Microsoft Launches "ElectionGuard" for secure voting

Details:

  • Developed by Galois, "ElectionGuard" is a supplement to paper ballots.
  • It is verifiable as it allows the voters and third-party organizations to verify election results.
  • "ElectionGuard" provides a voter a unique code.
  • During the process of voting, voters have an optional step which allows them to track their votes from the moment he/she casts it, after the voter has verified the selections are correct to the final step of counting the votes.
  • It does not work with vote-by-mail systems and is not designed to work with internet voting schemes as it can be easily hacked.
  • In terms of security, "ElectionGuard" uses Homomorphic encryption which enables mathematical procedures.

Question:

Q. Which technology giant has launched "ElectionGuard", a free open-source Software Development Kit (SDK) to help nations to carry out secure and verifiable voting?
a. Google
b. IBM
c. Microsoft
d. Apple
Microsoft Launches "ElectionGuard" for secure voting Microsoft Launches "ElectionGuard" for secure voting Reviewed by Neha on May 11, 2019 Rating: 5

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