Press freedom has long been an elusive aspiration in China, and the outlook has become increasingly dire under the tight rule of Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
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 Chinese authorities are using a “mass surveillance” app to profile, investigate, and detain Muslims in the northwestern region of Xinjiang.
The city’s Board of Elections posted its voting rolls to its website, allowing anyone to access people’s home addresses and party affiliation.
FBI has agreed to meet next month with Florida officials to brief them on the topic recent election hacks by Russians who may have phished their way in.
Special Counsel Mueller concludes that Russia engaged in “sweeping and systematic” interference in 2016 U.S. election to help Donald Trump become president.
Partisan friction in St. Paul and Washington stalled to bolster election security, less than a year before Minnesotans cast presidential primary ballots.
The North Carolina State Board of Elections is asking a voting software company if it was hacked by Russian cyber attackers in 2016.
By design, tens of millions of votes are cast across America on machines that cannot be audited, where the votes cannot be verified.
To reduce the risk that computers alter elections, the use of BMDs should be limited to voters who require assistive technology to vote independently.
Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report highlights the breadth and complexity of the U.S. voting infrastructure that needs protecting.