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    Brazilian Women Are Fighting Back Against Data Theft

    They’re none the worse for spyware. During the 2016 Olympics and 2014 World Cup, Brazilian authorities campaigned hard to convince citizens that more surveillance equals more security. But now groups like CryptoRave and Actantes are pushing privacy activism in the country, turning consumers into encryption experts. Tech-savvy Brazilian women host a shared “feminist server,” run hacker collective Pirate Girls to draw women into the digital privacy movement, and throw raves that include “holistic security” workshops. Next step: A coalition of organizations is pushing for laws on personal data protection.

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