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Sometimes, Watching Them Watching You Gets You Arrested

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, June 23 2011

Today comes news that video has been posted to YouTube this week that Emily Good, a Rochester, N.Y. woman, went to jail to capture. Good was videotaping police from her own front yard. In New York, videotaping police is ... Read More

OpenWatch, a Citizen Surveillance Tool to Watch the People Watching Us

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, June 22 2011

Somewhere in California, a man is at a DUI checkpoint. He has left his car and is being asked to take a field sobriety test, which he refuses. The moment is tense. The officers at this checkpoint are clearly not used to ... Read More

"Protest! I Said, Protest!"

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, March 25 2011

So, that New York Times lede that had a Beijing entrepreneur getting his cell phone turned off by authorities when he quoted Hamlet -- "the lady doth protest too much" -- might not hold up. The blog Shanghai ... Read More

The Most Secretest Tent in the World!

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, March 24 2011

White House photo by Pete Souza Just because it's cool. From the BBC's Rajini Vaidyanathan: A rare photo, released by the White House, shows Barack Obama fielding calls from a tent in Brazil, to keep up with events in ... Read More

No Fans of Hamlet in China

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, March 22 2011

The New York Times' Sharon LaFraniere and David Barboza have a remarkable report from Beijing, where Chinese authorities, on edge because of the Middle East, have in recent days tightened their grip on the web and cell ... Read More

Why the CIA Invented Facebook

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, March 21 2011

Brings to mind a tweet yesterday from Jennifer 8. Lee: "My friends in Beijing cannot figure out why anyone would check in via things like @foursquare. Point is NOT be trackable." (via Luke Fretwell) Read More

Tunisian Phishing Draws Anonymous's Ire

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, January 6 2011

The first sign that something was, indeed, truly fishy: HTTPS, the secure Internet protocol, stopped working. Tunisia is in the midst of a season of strikes and protests, and the Tunisian government has allegedly gone on ... Read More

George Clooney's Satellite-Equipped "Antigenocide Paparazzi"

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, January 6 2011

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In the Future, Will 'Big Brother' Watch You, Or Will Your Neighbors?

BY Nick Judd | Monday, November 15 2010

A recent report to British Parliament found an increasing trend towards crowdsourced surveillance — in which monitoring of cameras in public spaces is left to the crowd crowd. Photo: Zigazou / Flickr The city of ... Read More