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Defending Democratic Institutions from DDoS Attacks

— George Conard, Product Manager, Jigsaw

IDENTIFYING THE CHALLENGE

Protecting information and democratic institutions requires strong technology to defend against cyber attacks. Today Jigsaw is excited to announce the release of Project Shield, a free service that uses Google technology to prevent DDoS attacks from censoring content and blocking free speech, to the U.S. political community.

Specifically, we’re offering Project Shield as a free service to U.S. political organizations registered with the appropriate electoral authorities, including candidates, campaigns, section 527 organizations, and political action committees. …


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My colleagues and I traveled to the Oslo Freedom Forum to meet with a diverse group of policy makers, artists, journalists, writers, entrepreneurs, activists, hackers, and diplomats. What follows is the first of a series of conversations with some of the world’s most prominent experts on the global fight for free expression and the role that technology plays on both sides of the struggle.

Kim Motley’s morning routine isn’t like that of most lawyers. She drives her motorcycle different routes to her office. She rarely speaks to clients over the phone, and she never reveals her location during rare calls. She even sleeps in different locations to avoid having a predictable routine. …


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My colleagues and I traveled to the Oslo Freedom Forum to meet with a diverse group of policy makers, artists, journalists, writers, entrepreneurs, activists, hackers, and diplomats. What follows is the first of a series of conversations with some of the world’s most prominent experts on the global fight for free expression and the role that technology plays on both sides of the struggle.

Shamsia Hassani barely speaks above a whisper when she tells the story of holding her mother’s hand as the opera house crumbled around her after being bombed by the Taliban. Hassani, now 27, spent her childhood in exile in Iran, eventually returning to her native Afghanistan to attend art school and paint vivid, triumphant portraits of faceless women. Although she studied traditional painting and drawing, she prefers the medium of graffiti art, creating her portraits on the walls of shops and fortified compounds in downtown Kabul. …

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