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First POST: Longform

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, September 16 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Steven Johnson responds to Henry Farrell's critique of the "Tech Intellectuals"; Twitter's Evan Williams lays out his vision of the future of media; Freshman Rep. Justin Amash gets some respect for his NSA fight; and much, much more. Read More

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The Mumbai Gang Rape and the Digital Fingerprints of a Crime

BY Rebecca Chao | Monday, August 26 2013

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Last week in Mumbai, five men dragged a 23-year-old magazine intern behind a broken wall in the deserted Shakti Mills and raped her, documenting the brutality on their cell phones through video and photos. They then threatened to publicize the footage if she tattled and forced her to clean up the crime scene. But even before they committed the heinous act, they had paved a digital trail of evidence. Read More

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Indonesian Activists Mount Online Anti-Corruption Campaign

BY Lisa Goldman | Monday, October 8 2012

With Indonesia's official anti-corruption agency threatened by the police for targeting graft amongst its senior officers, local activists have mounted a comprehensive online campaign to protest and raise awareness of corruption. Read More

The "Problem" Of Citizen Surveillance of Police

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, December 15 2011

This "Law Enforcement Today" post describes a rising menace in American society: civilians with mobile phone cameras. Read More

French Interior Minister Moves to Block 'CopWatch' Site

BY Nick Judd | Monday, October 3 2011

France's interior minister is seeking to block a website dedicated to monitoring police activity, France 24 reports: Interior Minister Claude Gueant has filed a legal motion to block a new police-monitoring website that ... Read More

In the Networked World, Police Violence Is a Gift for #OccupyWallStreet Protesters

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, September 29 2011

When Occupy Wall Street — a protest organized largely online to take over some space open to the public in the financial capital of the world here in New York and in so doing voice displeasure with the way big ... Read More