The State Duma enacted a new law Wednesday that will make it simpler for the government to designate dissidents as “foreign agents.”
Spying and Privacy articles on Democracy Chronicles
This Spying and Privacy section concerns how these two issues impact freedom of speech and democracy in general. The modern technology we rely on has complicated the struggle to protect citizens from government overreach, especially following increased concerns of surveillance of domestic communications. Also see our entire section on Election Technology or our articles on Technology Dissidents like Eric Snowden and Julian Assange.
The intimate tale of the world’s most notorious commercial spyware and the struggle against it waged by huge IT companies.
In response to reports of the use of spyware against the opposition, Poland’s opposition leader has called for a parliamentary probe.
Metaverse is Zuckerberg’s aim to de-prioritize political content and push for a “politically neutral” platform, but will it be credible?
The Census Bureau is facing an increasingly difficult balancing act as the country waits for further findings from last year’s head count.
Protests erupted in India’s Parliament Tuesday as legislators accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of spying on opponents.
Vladimir Putin personally authorized a secret spy agency operation to ensure victory for a “mentally unstable” Donald Trump in 2016.
The DOJ is highly tempted by revealing data held by telephone and email companies despite state spying threatening press freedom.
Though Portugal’s elections appeared well-run, Portugal made mistakes in the run-up to the vote that exposed it to external interference.
If Facebook had taken steps earlier last year, it might have avoided 10 billion views of deceptive election-related material in the U.S.