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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

20 February 2017

Twitter Walks a Fine Line in Russia

RuNet Echo

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

14 December 2016

Belarus Moves to Block Tor in Fight Against Online Anonymity

RuNet EchoGlobal Voices Advocacy

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

2 December 2016

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

RuNet Echo

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

28 November 2016

Internet Freedom Declines in Russia and Ukraine, Improves in Belarus

RuNet EchoGlobal Voices Advocacy

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

11 November 2016

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

RuNet EchoGlobal Voices Advocacy

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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