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Weekend Reads 11/11/17

Hacking the vote: Threats keep changing, but election IT sadly stays the same

"Amazon will not go out of business because one percent of its transactions are fraudulent," said David Jefferson, a visiting computer scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and chairman of the Verified Voting Foundation, a non-governmental organization working toward accuracy, integrity, and verifiability of elections. "That's not the case for elections."

Kevin Spacey just got fired from Ridley Scott's new movie, a month before its release

That Scott and the All the Money in the World’s producers are willing to go to such lengths to essentially erase Spacey’s presence from the film speaks to how seriously Hollywood is taking the allegations of sexual assault that have been levied against him — or at least how desperate many people in the entertainment industry are to distance themselves from a man whose behavior was allegedly a longstanding open secret.

The Trumpocalypse: One Year Down, 999 to Go

The Trumpocalypse began a year ago today. That means it’s time to check in with the working-class white voters who flipped the Rust Belt for now-President Donald Trump last November 8. As Michael Kruse’s report in Politico shows, Trump supporters in Johnstown, Pennsylvania still adore him. One even suggests he’s the Second Coming of Christ, a “savior” presiding over the end times.

Is it okay to be white?

Is it okay to be white? Of course it’s okay to be white. What’s not okay is to behave the way that many un-self-aware white people behave towards people of color, because these behaviors result in harm, ranging from mild irritation to loss of life in a police encounter.

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