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Around the world, social movements are turning drones, wearables, and other surveillance tech against the state

An aerial photo, presumably taken by drone, of protests in LA. “ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER” is painted on the road.
An aerial photo, presumably taken by drone, of protests in LA. “ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER” is painted on the road.
An aerial view of Hollywood Boulevard painted with the words ‘All Black Lives Matter’ near the famous TCL Chinese Theatre as protests continue in the wake of George Floyd’s death on June 13, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Mario Tama/Mario Tama/Getty Images


Pattern Matching

Twitter, Facebook, and TikTok are distorting our view of a crisis. But they’re also countering the distorted view we had before.

Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images


Privacy fears may keep people from downloading proximity apps

People raise their hands and shout slogans as they protest at a makeshift memorial in honor of George Floyd, on June 2, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo: Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images


Essential workers may be exempt from curfew orders, but their commute options are not

Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images


Police in Seattle, Austin, and Dallas, as well as the FBI have asked for images of violence and protests

Hundreds of protesters in Dudley Square demand justice for George Floyd in Downtown Crossing in Boston on May 31, 2020.
Hundreds of protesters in Dudley Square demand justice for George Floyd in Downtown Crossing in Boston on May 31, 2020.
Hundreds of protesters in Dudley Square demand justice for George Floyd in Downtown Crossing in Boston on May 31, 2020. Photo: Boston Globe/Getty Images


The Color of Climate

Experts worry about the environmental and health impacts of the chemical weapon

A tear gas canister erupts as protesters disperse on May 30, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images


Simple tools to obscure faces, and erase metadata

A photo of a protestor taking a video of spray painting on the CNN lego.
A photo of a protestor taking a video of spray painting on the CNN lego.
A protestor records people spray painting the CNN logo during a demonstration in Atlanta, Georgia, in response to the police custody murder of George Floyd, on May 29, 2020. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Stringer/Getty Images


Crowds may provide a sense of shared purpose, strength in numbers, and a physical embodiment of the spirit of collective action. But in the age of digital surveillance, they do not provide anonymity.

Protesters gather in New York City. Photo: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images


Facebook is a central hub for organizing under quarantine — the fact that it can shut down political groups at will should worry us all

Protesters gather to pressure North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper to reopen the state in Raleigh on April 21, 2020. Photo: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images


A surge of protests has demanded safer conditions during the coronavirus pandemic. But will they make a difference?

A treated photo collage of an Amazon warehouse facility juxtaposed on top of an Amazon workers protest.
A treated photo collage of an Amazon warehouse facility juxtaposed on top of an Amazon workers protest.
Photo illustration. Photo Source: Getty / Oscar Del Pozo / Jason Redmond

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