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How To Pick A Trustworthy Virtual Private Network (VPN)

A DALL-E AI-generated image representing network security as a watercolor.
An DALL-E AI-generated image representing network security as a watercolor.

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are becoming more and more common as something many people use or at least have heard about, but may not know a lot about how they work, what risks they carry, or what option is… Read More

DemTech Wrapped 2022

On a deep purple background, is a black square with a pink and yellow triangular design with green circles in the middle. A white square sits over this design with logos for Dem.Tools, Co/Act, Info/tegrity, Open Internet for Democracy, Design 4 Democracy Coalition, and cybersim. Below the black square, in yellow, it says "We spent 1,622,400 minutes making tech work for democracy" and in the bottom left hand corner is the DemTech logo

DemTech Wrapped 2022 is here. All year we’ve worked to make tech work for democracy As we look forward to 2023, we wanted to share with you what we’ve been up to.  Read More

Weekly Roundup - October 31

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Freedom House recently released their annual Read More

Building African Bridges on Geopolitical Internet Governance Divides

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Two decades ago, how the Internet was governed was seen as a technical matter with only the slightest political dimension. Today, as major powers work to shape their spheres of technological influence, how the… Read More

Tips for Using Common Secure Online Messaging Apps

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Editor’s Note: Things change quickly in the world of secure messaging, so some recommendations may be out of date at the time of your reading.

Collaboration and communication are the main foundation of building a… Read More

Weekly Roundup - September 15

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Image credit: Sefa Ozel via Getty Images

Security firm Cloudflare has dropped its client Kiwi Farms Read More

Hello World!!

View from Engelberg Switzerland

Hello world!! My name is Marley Berk and I am honored to be joining NDI’s DemTech team as a Temporary Project Assistant. 

I… Read More

GNI Welcomes the National Democratic Institute as a Civil Society Member

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The Global Network Initiative (GNI) is thrilled to announce that the National Democratic Institute (NDI) has joined GNI as a civil society member. 

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The Best Video Conferencing Software for Democracy Advocates 2022

Screenshot of a virtual court meeting where a Texas lawyer forgot to turn off the cat filter.
A Texas lawyer appears in a virtual court meeting with a Zoom cat filter unintentionally enabled in February 2021. Source:

Video conferencing was becoming an important tool for online collaboration well before March 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic solidified its central role in modern workplaces. For organizations like the National… Read More

What We Learned at RightsCon 2022

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As we reach the midpoint of an unseasonably hot summer, we at DemTech are reflecting on how we can apply the new ideas we’ve learned and experiences we’ve had to further the advancement of democratic ideals.… Read More