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Facial Scans at U.S. Airports Violate Americans’ Privacy, Report Says

A report by the Center on Privacy and Technology at Georgetown Law warns of the potential dangers and ineffectiveness of facial recognition scanning soon to rollout at airports nationwide.
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Study Points to Security Weaknesses in Online Voter Registration Systems

Online attackers can purchase enough personal information to alter online voter registration information in as many as 35 states and the District of Columbia, according to a report by the Harvard University Institute for Quantitative Social ...
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Helping Grantmakers Understand Digital Security Threats

The Digital Security and Grantcraft Guide helps grantmakers better understand and navigate the rapidly evolving digital security landscape, in which targeted digital threats are becoming increasingly frequent.
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Identifying Cyberespionage and Disinformation in Russia

Hackers are increasing efforts to steal and manipulate emails from critics of the Russian government, according to a report from Citizen Lab, recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.
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Ranking Tech Companies on Digital Rights

The majority of telecommunications, internet, and mobile companies does not disclose sufficient information to their users about policies and practices affecting freedom of expression and privacy, according to the 2017 Ranking Digital Rights Corporate Accountability Index.
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Guide Helps Grantmakers Understand Digital Security Threats

Senior Program Officer Eric Sears profiles his participation in the NetGain Partnership which has developed a guide for grantmakers to increase awareness of digital security threats.
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Cyber-espionage Targets Public Health Advocates in Mexico

A report by the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab, recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, describes a cyber-espionage operation targeting public health advocates in Mexico.
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Understanding the Risks of Data at Scale

“Data at scale” – digital information collected, stored, and used in innovative ways – presents new opportunities for philanthropic investment, but poses risks as well.
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Software Used to Censor Internet in Bahrain

A report by Citizen Lab alleges that Canadian-made software is being used by a repressive Mideast state to keep its citizens from learning about news, religion, and politics.

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Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Eric Sears

Eric Sears

Senior Program Officer
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Alexandria Becker

Coordinator
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