Following the passage of a 2015 law, the FBI has secretly collected the personal data from hundreds of customers of banks, credit agencies, cellphone carriers and also universities.
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.
President Trump told two senior Russian officials in a 2017 Oval Office meeting that he wasn’t bothered by Russia’s interference in the 2016 US election.
Larry Diamond joins the Democracy Works podcast this week to talk about the threat China’s model of authoritarian capitalism poses to liberal democracy in the United States and around the world.
The shortlived 2016 cyberattack on the Ukrainian power grid hides a darker truth as new clues show hackers actually aimed for lasting destruction.
In view of the 2020 polls a symposium will delve on issues around malicious outsiders using techological progress for dissemination of false information.
Information technology is changing the face of war and peace, creating a new theater of warfare in cyberspace and new threats to democracy.
Cybersecurity officials say there is risk of havoc wreaking ransomware being used to sow chaos in 2020 elections via attack on statewide voting databases.
Russia’s interference in the 2016 US presidential election shouldn’t have been a total shock. Matt Apuzzo, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, tells us why.
Democracies around the world are combating Russian election interference, report observes. Some countries have dealt with this interference better than.
The government of Nepal should revise several pieces of draft legislation that threaten to undermine the right to freedom of expression, Human Rights Watch.