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Surveillance at the Sochi Olympics 2014

Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan have published a new piece on the Russian Surveillance State, as part of the series of investigative pieces by Agentura.Ru, Citizen Lab and Privacy International. The most recent article focuses on surveillance at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, including the use of communications interception, drones, video surveillance and planned detection of submarines.

Black Code reviewed

Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert’s new book, Black Code: Inside the Battle for Cyberspace, was reviewed in the National Post.

Russia steps up crackdown on rights groups, Internet

Source: CPJ

Recent statements by Vladimir Putin and Russian Member of Parliament (MP) Aleksey Mitrofanov, as well as raids on human rights organizations, signal that the threat hanging over civil society and freedom of expression in Russia has become reality.