Digital Savvy and Russian Aggression

The image you see is the logo for the most downloaded app in Ukraine on 15 March 2022. The app is called Air Alert and it "generates a loud alert warning of an airstrike, chemical attack, technological catastrophe or other types of civil defence alerts." The report about what apps are being downloaded in Ukraine and Russia comes from Statista. in both cases, secure messaging apps have become very popular!

In the United States, we often here of Russia and China as being tech savvy bad actors. We didn't hear much about Ukraine until Russia invaded, again. This piece from NPR highlights the impressive work of tech savvy Ukrainian good actors!


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