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Jack Margolin

Fulbright Ukraine '16-'17, currently based in Odessa. BA from Tufts. I write on human security, politics and technology in the former Soviet Union. Follow me on Twitter: @Jack_Mrgln

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Latest posts by Jack Margolin

Twitter Walks a Fine Line in Russia

Why does Twitter comply with Kremlin requests to censor Tweets inside Russia? It's complicated.

Belarus Moves to Block Tor in Fight Against Online Anonymity

Belarus is ramping up efforts to crack down on Tor. But does Minsk actually have the ability to block the anonymity network?

Russia, China, and the Push for ‘Digital Sovereignty’

Russia and China's cyber cooperation is a marriage of convenience that reflects a shared priority: regime stability.

Internet Freedom Declines in Russia and Ukraine, Improves in Belarus

Russia, Belarus and the Central Asian states were all rated "not free" in Freedom House's 2016 "Freedom on the Web" report.

Russia Tightens Grip on Tech Infrastructure, Cuts Ties With US Firms

As concerns about the Kremlin’s involvement in cyber attacks against the West deepen, Moscow is taking aim at Microsoft, Oracle and IBM. Are these efforts symbolic or strategic?

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