Editor’s note: This story aired on The World on Feb. 6. In a paper released Feb. 13, MIT researchers said they discovered the Voatz app is riddled with vulnerabilities, including ones that would “allow different kinds of adversaries to alter, stop, or expose a user’s vote.” In response to the report, the Department of Homeland Security has organized a series of briefings for officials in the jurisdictions and states allowing some voters to use the app for current and upcoming elections, according to The New York Times. The Times also reported on Feb. 13 that Mason County, Washington, pulled out from using the Voatz app. The World reached Paddy McGuire, the county’s chief elections official, who confirmed that they are no longer using the Voatz app.
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