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In celebration of this love-filled day, from the humans behind the screens, we take this moment to bust five not-so-romantic myths about us.   MYTH 1: Voatz doesn’t like cybersecurity researchers TRUTH: Absolutely not! The Voatz team is staffed by cybersecurity experts and technologists – we wouldn’t be here otherwise. We are promiscuous though… we’ve worked with more than 100 other researchers to test and verify their claims on our public bug bounty program on HackerOne using the latest version of our platform. If someone misled you to believe otherwise, please know – we love you. Slide into our DMs on Twitter @Voatz or out in the open on HackerOne. […]

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The following Voatz press call took place on February 13, 2020 from 1-1:30pm ET. The contents of the call are transcribed below, lightly edited for punctuation and typos. Full audio is available here. Robert Dowling, Moderator: Use the chat function to send us your questions. Direct all your questions to moderator and that way we will take them on as we have with, on a first come first serve basis. As some of you know, Voatz is regularly called on by members of the media and influencer community to respond to all kinds of conversations, including what’s been raised by The New York Times today. Voatz as a small team […]

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Voatz wishes to acknowledge the enormous effort it must have taken for the team of researchers, until this point anonymous to us, to produce “The Ballot is Busted Before the Blockchain: A Security Analysis of Voatz, the First Internet Voting Application Used in U.S Federal Elections”.  Our review of their report found three fundamental flaws with their method of analysis, their untested  claims, and their bad faith recommendations. First, the researchers were analyzing an Android version of the Voatz mobile voting app that was at least 27 versions old at the time of their disclosure and not used in an election. Had the researchers taken the time, like nearly 100 […]

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This past weekend, Voatz was a proud sponsor of Hack(H)er413, the first all-women and non-binary students’ hackathon in Western Massachusetts. Over the course of 24 hours, participants were encouraged to learn and develop new technical skills, network, and innovate with passion. The hackathon was organized entirely by students and aimed to increase diversity and inclusion in the technology industry. During our time there, we held a workshop introducing participants to ethical hacking, mobile code security testing, and invited students to sign up for the Voatz bug bounty program on HackerOne, with an invitation to test the latest versions of the Voatz mobile voting platform. We were impressed by the students’ interest, […]

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Voatz is following the news from Iowa closely and we are interested, like everyone else, in learning what happened. We are unable to comment on the technology used by The Iowa Democratic Party. We’ve never previously heard of the technology nor the company behind it. However, we want to make it clear that Voatz was not involved in the Iowa caucuses, and using an app to tabulate in-person caucus votes is not mobile voting. To make the distinction abundantly clear, Voatz is a mobile elections platform built to ensure an accessible, secure voting method for groups that otherwise face difficulties with the voting options currently available (i.e. overseas citizens, deployed […]

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