Individuals and unregistered civic movements in politics and receiving foreign funding can now be labeled “foreign agents” in Russia, new law.
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 report reveals that a hacking group close to the Vietnamese government is involved in hacking attacks against activists and NGOs.
Election Assistance Commission voted to adopt first comprehensive update to its voting system security guidelines in 15 years.
Manufacturers may have to demonstrate that any wireless gear in their voting machines have been rendered unusable.
For years Russia jammed satellite systems in the Black Sea. Recent events suggests this may have been to conceal the so-called “Putin’s Palace”.
The vulnerability in SolarWinds resulted in an “apparent compromise” of “highly sensitive non-public documents,” such as sealed filings.
Data governance surfaces as key terrain on which to regulate firms engaged in datafication by responding to the injustices of informational capitalism.
Freedom House is piloting a new research initiative to investigate the interplay between digital platforms and election integrity.
Researchers have created a machine learning system that they claim can determine a person’s political party based only on their face.
The Homeland Security Department has appealed for expertise to help track and analyse social media disinformation by Russia, China, Iran, North Korea.