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 SNS Subscriber Edition Volume 17, Issue 17 Week of April 28, 2014 




Special Letter:

The Second Internet Revolution: Bringing Democracy Up to Speed




          by Lori Steele Contorer



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In This Issue





Special Letter


The Second Internet Revolution: Bringing Democracy Up to Speed


Mobile and Messaging
 in Democracy

The Second Internet Revolution,

and Real Change in Democracy

$3.9 Billion on Outdated

Election Technology

Voting As a "Mission-Critical" Industry: A Business Concept Is Born

The First Internet Revolution

and Mobile Drive Adoption

The First Security Challenge

Raising the Bar of Security and Reliability for Mission-Critical

Cloud Solutions

Internet Security Is Not Enough

The Reality of SaaS and Mobile

in Elections Today

What's Next?


Upcoming SNS Events
& Media Links


In Other House News...


How to Subscribe

May I Share This Newsletter?

About SNS

About the Publisher

Where's Mark?




 And many others, including: Mark Hurd, Oracle;  Jon Myers, Graphene Technologies; Tom Taylor, Verizon; Ken Goldman, Yahoo; Leroy Hood, Institute for Systems Biology; David Brin, Author and Physicist; Michael Sims, Moon Express; Barry Briggs, Microsoft; Vint Cerf, Google; Neal Stephenson, Author; Larry Smarr, Calit2/Qualcomm Institute and Healthcare Pioneer; Hugh Bradlow, Telstra; Marty Tenenbaum, Cancer Commons....



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Publisher's Note: Although most Americans probably missed it, many others outside the US took notice when the Carter Institute, the world's most respected arbiter of free and fair elections, failed to certify the Bush v. Gore 2000 presidential election. The US election system had fallen behind much of the rest of the democratic world in its most important political process.


This week's issue describes how we might bring elections and voting into the 21st century, enabling increased fairness and objectivity in the ongoing struggle for real democratic government. Everyone Counts has just been selected as a FiReStarter Company for 2014, and this is largely because of the vital need to get the voting process "right." The importance of egality, inclusion, and security in the election process is central to the process of democratic government. Getting this done is the prime focus behind the company.



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