Autocratic governments, that's a broad brush nowadays.
Nicola Sturgeon should take note, there are going to autocratic governments much closer to home, wanting to know her plans for Scottish Independence, in the coming months. How often will GCHQ's defining words 'in the national interest', as in - in national (UK) interest be used to authorise device surveillance hacks, should be the question on everyone's mind, north of the border.
London/Westminster has been controlling/manipulating Scotland for years, the idea they'll give that up, let democracy take its course, without using every software tool at their disposal, is somewhat doubtful. Underhand use of digital technologies is here to stay. After all, it's now ingrained in UK law, as 'lawful', and here lies the problem for Scotland.