Modern technology was supposed to end dictatorship. But will it end democracy instead?
Increasingly, biometric systems are at the center of the security-technology complex and at the nexus of a state’s apparatus of surveillance and control.
From jailing people for likes to weaponizing copyright, it’s easier to prosecute your critics when you can find them on Facebook.
China ordered a Uyghur journalist extradited to Xinjiang. His wife has taken to the Istanbul streets to stop it
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Authoritarians muddy the conversation. We clarify it with journalism.
On social media, millions of regular citizens have a voice. So do paid trolls and government propagandists.
Fleeing Russian bombs while battling Facebook. A Meta problem Ukrainian journalists did not need.
Outside the US, Elon Musk’s vision of a rules-free Twitter is expected to unlock violence and civil strife
Today’s most innovative police states owe more to Mark Zuckerberg than to Joseph Stalin.
Sale of .org domain draws protests
Inside the China Cables: Video surveillance, confessions and ‘de-extremification’ in Xinjiang
‘Lash curl’ TikTok video about China’s detention of Muslims goes viral
In many parts of the world, internet freedom is in decline
Deepfake videos of Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn emerge – with a stark message
Surveillance is a form of information warfare, says Shoshana Zuboff
UK investigation reveals Russian hackers impersonated Iranian hackers
Breaking up Facebook is getting traction in politics
China’s digital Little Red Book could access all your data
New app brings facial recognition to in-person networking
In a partial victory for Google, court limits ‘right to be forgotten’ to the EU
Inside Ecuador’s massive data leak