2019 European parliament elections vulnerable to hacking due to Russian disinformation campaigns that disrupted the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
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.
A new academic paper from University of California, Santa Barbara is quite unique in that the product is a mobile app for political dissidents.
Facebook shuts hundreds of Russia-linked pages, and accounts that it says were part of two big disinformation operations, in its effort to fight fake news.
The United States Department of Justice indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for conspiring to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential elections.
After a Wall Street Journal investigation revealed mainland Chinese police had conducted “full surveillance” on reporters working in Hong Kong.
Israel’s internal security service says it was prepared to thwart any foreign intervention in the upcoming elections, as suspicions were made on Russia.
Facebook has violated Vietnam’s new cybersecurity law by allowing users to post anti-government comments on the platform, state media said on Wednesday.
The private data of hundreds of German politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, has been hacked and posted on Twitter, the government said.
Vietnam is looking to the law as way to control public criticism of government activity, activist bloggers believe. Bloggers have been arrested.
More than 16,000 people have participated in our project to collect and analyze political ads on social media platform during midterm elections this year.