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Flock The Vote With Codeweavers, Get Free CrossOver App For A Year

Flock The Vote With Codeweavers, Get Free CrossOver App For A Year

CodeWeavers announced today the return of Quack: Flock the Vote, a program in which Codeweavers will offer their Windows compatibility software for free download over a 24-hour period and to use for 12 months if 100,000 American voters pledge to vote in the coming elections.

The company even has a thermometer graphic to measure the number of pledges.

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The Obama Campaign’s New iPhone App Raises Privacy Concerns

The Obama Campaign’s New iPhone App Raises Privacy Concerns

Public information, but should it be this easy to find?

A new iPhone app campaign tool released by the Obama for President Campaign last week is raising privacy concerns among activists who worry about the potential for misuse. The iOS app, to be released for Android tomorrow, allows users to see already public information about registered voters, including their first name, last initial, age, gender, and street address.

The app is freely available to the public, even though it was created for use by campaign workers to help locate, register and ask local Democratic voters for money. It also allows users to find nearby political events, and send out announcements to Twitter and Facebook.

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