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Facebook, Russian trolls and the unique abilities of records warfare

Just a few years back, during the Arab Spring, Facebook, Twitter and Google were hailed as positive agents of political and social change. But the use of these platforms by the Russians and others to influence the 2016 US presidential race and other recent elections has revealed new threats social media pose for democracy. We…


Aadhaar: India’s data battle over ID cards

New Delhi, India – India must extend the deadline linking a national ID card to banking, phone accounts and government services to the end of March 2018, the Supreme Court has ruled. Friday’s developments renewed attention on the ambitious national identity card project, « Aadhaar », which the government touts as the largest biometric ID card programme in the world.…