The US presidential election season is in full swing – the first voting of the long campaign took place Monday (1 February) in Iowa.

But cybersecurity, privacy and surveillance haven’t grabbed a whole lot of attention, and average voters seem to know little about these important issues.

If you pay close attention, however, you’ll hear the candidates talk about privacy issues like encryption backdoors, surveillance and the NSA.

Do the candidates understand the technology? Do they recognize the potential consequences of their policy decisions? And are the wishes and interests of the people fairly represented by the parties and candidates?

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