Online voting is a serious security risk, says former MI6 chief

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Russia is among powers ramping up cyber warfare capabilities
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Russia is among powers ramping up cyber warfare capabilities

Sir John Sawers says uncertainty over cyber capabilities puts the world in a dangerous place

Online voting makes countries more susceptible to interference and is less secure than a pencil and paper, according to Sir John Sawers, former head of MI6. Speaking on a BBC Radio 4 documentary The...

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