Brave New Digital World Propels Government Targeting of the Global Activist
In 2016, activists have more access than ever before to game-changing, high-tech tools to communicate, organize communities and lead political change. Perhaps the most popular is the smartphone, which instantly provides activists and journalists with tools like social media and cameras to quickly communicate and expose government corruption.
But there is a dark side to cyberspace which is particularly dangerous to activists around the globe. It’s more than likely your government is monitoring your work.
Corporations have been using spyware for years to target consumers, but governments have also collaborated with corporations to use state-sponsored spyware to target journalists and activists around the world at an alarming rate.
Governments in the Middle East are using malware to spy on activists, many who end up tortured and even killed. Even here at home, local law enforcement agencies target and spy on activists. In Chicago, local police have used Stingray surveillance technology to eavesdrop on #BlackLivesMatter activists without warrants.
Truth In Media has reported on these issues for years, and more voices are joining in to bring this information to light.
According to an article by Truth In Media’s Derrick Broze, use of Stingray cellphone surveillance technology remains in a gray area, legally speaking. He writes, “Some courts have stated that warrants are not required, while other states have yet to rule on the topic.” << http://paidpost.truthinmedia.com/brave-new-digital-world-propels-government-targeting-global-activist/