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Security risks make web voting impossible

Blair Hanley Frank

October 25, 2012

As the sales pitch goes, we ought to have the capability to vote online. After all, it's the 21st century. We have phones that can watch feature-length films, and there are startups that want to start delivering tacos using unmanned drones. It's election season, and that means the blogosphere has ...

End of an era: The life, death of Harry Potter fan culture

End of an era: The life, death of Harry Potter fan culture

Sara Rasmussen

March 13, 2012

"We're here because we love Harry Potter, but we're not here for Harry Potter. We're here to celebrate the stuff being created around Harry Potter." So spoke Hank Green, an entrepreneur perhaps best known for the VlogBrothers project, in reference to the vibrant fan community that surrounds the...

Plugging in at the 2012 ACP conference

Sara Rasmussen

March 5, 2012

This weekend, 13 Pio staff members learned about journalism at an Associated College Press conference in Seattle. The ACP hosts this conference twice annually, but it was my first-ever chance to attend. As Web Editor, I found the trip to be a particularly exciting experience because the emphasis t...

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