While advanced technologies from computers to video cameras promise to spread knowledge and expose wrongdoing, they also pose powerful threats to individual privacy. Just published, the winter 2003 issue of the examines the role of new technologies and their implications for democracy and freedom. The cover story, by Suzanne Charlé, discusses the digital technology that will merge the Internet with broadcasting and how that marriage will serve public and commercial interests. In Cynthia L. Cooper talks to Mark Rotenberg, executive director of the , about how some public and private institutions are eroding privacy through their use of new audio, video, and computer devices. Finally, Dana Hughes' article profiles , a nonprofit that encourages greater use of amateur video to expose human rights abuses and monitor official conduct.