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Dictators in Egypt and Saudi Arabia love smart cities projects

What could go possibly wrong with two of the most repressive regimes in the MENA region collecting a staggering amount of data? Here are just a few of the threats people face:

  • Mass collection and processing of personal data
  • Chilling effects and threats to free will — modification of our behavior
  • Threats to people’s lives and livelihoods
  • Threats to cybersecurity

There’s no reason to accept ubiquitous surveillance as the norm, in the MENA region or anywhere else!

[Simple] Myanmar: Tools of digital repression

Over a decade of “disciplined” democracy, the Myanmar military and the security forces under their control has built up an arsenal of digital weapons now utilised as part of the junta's brutal crackdown against protesters peacefully resisting the unlawful military coup.