Technology & Innovation

Mon, Jun 24, 2024

User in the Middle: An Interoperability and Security Guide for Policymakers

When technologies work together, it benefits users and the digital ecosystem. Policymakers can advance interoperability and security in tandem by understanding how each impacts the other.

by Maia Hamin, Alphaeus Hanson

Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Standards and Requirements
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend a signing ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia March 21, 2023. (Source: Sputnik/Vladimir Astapkovich/Kremlin via Reuters)

Wed, Jun 12, 2024

In Sub-Saharan Africa, China embraces Russian messaging against Ukraine

Russian narratives thrive in Sub-Saharan Africa with the help of Chinese media networks, localization expertise, and infrastructure

by Digital Forensic Research Lab

Africa Cameroon

Wed, Jun 12, 2024

“Reasonable” Cybersecurity in Forty-Seven Cases: The Federal Trade Commission’s Enforcement Actions Against Unfair and Deceptive Cyber Practices

The FTC has brought 47 cases against companies for unfair or deceptive cybersecurity practices. What can we learn from them?

by Isabella Wright, Maia Hamin

Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Standards and Requirements
Generative art showing paper airplanes flying over Red Square in Moscow.

Mon, Jun 10, 2024

Another battlefield: Telegram as a digital front in Russia’s war against Ukraine

In this new report, the DFRLab investigates the role of Telegram in Russia since the February 2022 invasion of Ukraine

Conflict Disinformation
screenshot of Facebook ad featuring Elon Musk, whose voice has been altered to promote a scam.

Thu, Jun 6, 2024

Spanish-language ads amplify scams using audio deepfakes of public figures

Scammers fabricated interviews with politicians and tech moguls to present supposed investments as legitimate government-backed programs

by Daniel Suárez Pérez

Deceptive Content Manipulation Disinformation
Photo of DTI Director Rose Jackson speaking at the ITU's World Summit on the Information Society, May 2024. (Source: Konstantinos Komaitis)

Mon, Jun 3, 2024

Remarks at the International Telecommunication Union’s World Summit on the Information Society Forum

Democracy + Tech Initiative Director Rose Jackson on connectivity, human rights, and the future of the internet

by Rose Jackson

Internet Internet Governance

Mon, Jun 3, 2024

Doppelganger targets US audience on X to discredit Georgian protests

The latest iteration of the Russia-attributed campaign discredits pro-democracy protests in Georgia

by Eto Buziashvili

Disinformation Georgia

Mon, Jun 3, 2024

Tailored Russian disinformation targets Polish farmer protests

Kremlin-backed actors attempt to sow division between Poland and Ukraine

by Givi Gigitashvili

Conflict CrowdTangle

Wed, May 29, 2024

Regulating the use of AI for Brazilian elections: what’s at stake

Brazil’s implementation of rules regarding AI in upcoming local elections will serve as a major test case 

by Beatriz Farrugia

Artificial Intelligence Brazil

Tue, May 28, 2024

Websites of Moldovan politicians linked to local pro-Russia news outlets

Website infrastructure links Moldovan pro-Russia news outlets to far-left political parties

by Valentin Châtelet, Victoria Olari

Disinformation DNSLytics
A person is detained after Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico was shot at close range in an assassination attempt, after a government meeting in Handlova, Slovakia, May 15, 2024. Source: REUTERS/Radovan Stoklasa/File Photo)

Wed, May 22, 2024

Online conspiracies proliferate following the attack on Slovakian PM Robert Fico

Anti-Western and anti-Ukraine narratives circulated online after the assassination attempt on the Slovakian prime minister.

by Ruslan Trad

Central Europe Central Europe
BANNER: Lanyards on display at the NetMundial+10 conference in São Paulo, Brazil. (Source: netmundial10)

Fri, May 17, 2024

Internet governance interrupted 

A readout of the events of NetMundial+10

by Konstantinos Komaitis

Brazil Government (Includes international governing bodies)