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Pattern Matching

The company’s campaign to encourage vaccination is fighting against the dynamics of its own platform.

Promotional art showing the Covid-19 Information Center on Facebook.


Just by walking by it and briefly glancing at the screen, I likely gave the Temp Tablet all it needed to recognize me

Photo: Noam Galai/Getty Images


‘Vaccine hunters are the result of short supply, disorganization, inadequate sign-up systems, dire circumstances, and crowded hospitals’

A UCHealth pharmacy technician prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine during a mass vaccination event in the parking lot of Coors Field on February 20, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. Photo: Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images


The changes come months after the start of the vaccine rollout in the U.S.

Facebook logo is displayed on a mobile phone screen with the words COVID-19 blurred in the background on a laptop screen
Facebook logo is displayed on a mobile phone screen with the words COVID-19 blurred in the background on a laptop screen
Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP/Getty Images


A failure at Stanford teaches us the limits of medical algorithms

Close-up of Moderna vaccine. Photo: William Campbell/Getty Images


An interview with Dr. Petra Molnar, who spent 2020 investigating the use of drones, facial recognition, and lidar on refugees

Greek refugee camps are among the largest in Europe, and they are overpopulated, with scarce access to water, food, and basic necessities, and under constant surveillance. Photo: Manolis Lagoutaris/AFP/Getty Images


Government-mandated drone surveillance and location tracking apps could be here to stay

Photo illustration sources (Getty Images): Borislav; boonchai wedmakawand; Andrew Brookes; Peter Steuart; Dimitri Otis


A boom in contact tracing devices could herald a new era of worker surveillance

Photo illustration sources: PwC; Iv__design/Luis Alvarez/Getty Images


From simple location-tracking apps to buttons that measure biometrics, college campuses have amped up surveillance in response to Covid-19

Illustration: AJ Dungo


Big & Mini helps promote intergenerational connection while combating social isolation

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