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I added the following Disclosure to my post about the Iowa caucus, Internet voting, MIT researchers, and Voatz:

Disclosure: I am not an investor in Voatz or any other Internet voting company. I do not receive any fees of any kind for what I say or write about Internet voting.

As predicted, the press has jumped on the idea of Internet voting and pointed out how insecure it is. I could not resist writing another post to get a more balanced point of view entered into the mix. I have also given some interviews and participated on panels about the subject. Following are some links to videos of what I had to say. There is some redundancy in the New York interviews. The links are:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLsHkes9-qQ&t=95s Pepperdine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxUm30YdYbw NYC 11/2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVajKvM4sco&t=32s NYC full interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdsZI-2ipes NYC August 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NWqWSY8z9k&t=303s Internet voting
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Um4wnMZ1-s NYC August 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cJGsvfWyaw NYC August 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SfT6ENx-jg&t=3s NYC August 2016

Data Fact of the Week

Each of our body’s 10 trillion or so cells contains about six feet of DNA, the enormously long molecule that contains all the genetic information which makes us a person. If laid end to end, the DNA would reach to the sun and back dozens of times. An equally amazing comparison is with the size of each of our cell’s nucleus, the container which holds our DNA. The diameter of a typical nucleus is about 1 ten-millionth of an inch, making it 400,000 times smaller than the DNA which has to fit inside it. The compression factor is equivalent to folding 20 miles of string perfectly into a tennis ball.

Tesla has now reached a market capitalization of more than $160 billion. This is remarkable but just a fraction of the MAGFA group. See the table below. The five giants market cap has pulled back a bit but is nearly five and a half trillion dollars. All five companies are global, but to put their massive valuation into perspective, it represents 20% of the market cap of the U.S. S&P 500. Shareholders are happy, but government regulators and politicians are licking their chops. The pressure on big tech will continue to mount.

MAGFA Market Cap (02/21/20)
Microsoft $1.370 Trillion
Apple $1.390 Trillion
Google $1.030 Trillion
Facebook $0.602 Trillion
Amazon $1.050 Trillion
Total $5.442 Trillion
S&P 500 1/31/20 $26.720 Trillion
MAGFA 20%  

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