GeekSpeak for 2007-11-24

Making Noises With Laptops

From making lightsaber noises with your laptop to data recovery to e-voting lawsuits, the Geeks keep you up to date on the week’s news and take your computing questions.

E-Voting Machine Vendor Sued

As reported by Computerworld, California Secretary of State Debra Bowen has [opened a lawsuit against e-voting machine vendor ES&S|http://www.computerworld.com.au/index.php/id;1601140129] because of unauthorized made to already-certified voting devices.

E-mail Privacy Circumvented

According to iTnews, secure e-mail vendor Hushmail has been found to [provide decryption keys to government officials|http://tinyurl.com/2v2pva] unbeknownst to its customers.