Meet the people helping activists to fight against digital surveillance

Political activism can be a very dangerous affair, whether or not you operate in a democratic country. While smartphones and social media made it easier for activists and human rights defenders to mobilize citizens and coordinate actions, the spying tendency that characterized these digital tools also brought a heavy downside.

In an online world, it is easy to get noticed, profiled, targeted. If security software like VPN services can help protect their data and privacy, activists now face more and more invasive digital surveillance tactics. But, as the spyware industry and governments’ capabilities are growing, so is the international support of digital security researchers.

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