A BRIEF FIELD GUIDE TO THE INTERNET’S TOOLS FOR REPRESSION

On 22nd October, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists published an article which sets out to provide a quick technical rundown of some of the most prevalent and most nasty ones, and how they infringe on human rights.  There are 4 major categories:

  • commonplace tactics for censorship and surveillance;
  • widely available surveillance tools in the commercial marketplace;
  • tactics influenced by the rise of the sovereign internet; and
  • technologies based upon the model of the Trojan horse.

https://thebulletin.org/2019/10/a-brief-field-guide-to-the-internets-tools-for-repression

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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