Russia is associated with a high level of control in all spheres: Cameras with face recognition in every residential building in Moscow, the effective system of state firewall, and a digital system of army mobilization. At the same time, using this data, Russian and Western investigative journalists were able to find out who poisoned Navalny, and who was Putin’s secret third daughter. Andrei Zakharov’s book will show how Russia became one of the leading countries in state surveillance after China—and the biggest big data hole in the world.
This Fellowship is part of the Progressive Int. Initiative.