New AtlanticistSep 17, 2021
How Russia made Apple and Google complicit in its internet crackdown
By Dylan Myles-Primakoff, Justin Sherman
Just as voting opened in Russia, Apple and Google deleted an app from their stores published by Alexei Navalny's team designed to deliver candidate recommendations. Here's why that signals an international problem.
Dylan Myles-Primakoff is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, a program manager for the Free Russia Foundation focusing on high-tech entrepreneurial exchanges and diaspora community engagement, and director of business development at Clostra, Inc. which develops technology-for-democracy programming. Myles-Primakoff previously worked as a senior program officer at the National Endowment for Democracy, managing Russia, disinformation, and international kleptocracy programing, and as a research designer at Georgetown University’s Project Argus, developing an early warning system for global political instability and conflict. He previously worked at the World Bank on projects to improve local governance in Russia and at the Moscow office of Human Rights Watch. He holds a BA in Russian studies from Swarthmore College and an MA in regional studies of Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia from Harvard University.