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For Refugees in Detention Camps, Smartphones Are a Lifeline

In Dhar-el-Jebel, a migrant detention center deep in Libya’s Nafusa Mountains, detainees sang and recorded a song on a smartphone. The year was 2019, and deaths—from poor conditions, a lack of food, and medical neglect—had become as frequent as...

Why Is the Internet So Exhausting? Blame Your Crowdsourced Bosses

It's old hat by now to say “you are the product” on social media. Often, that bon mot is used to explain why social media is free to access. But that’s just barely scratching the surface. After all, this...

The Birth of Spy Tech: From the ‘Detectifone’ to a Bugged Martini

Eavesdropping technologies of various sorts have been around for centuries. Prior to the invention of recorded sound, the vast majority of listening devices were extensions of the built environment. Perhaps nodding to the origins of the practice (listening under...

4 Best Video Doorbell Cameras (2022): Smart, Wireless, and a Word About Ring

Wired Vs. Battery Powered: Smart doorbells require more power than traditional doorbells. You may need a new transformer, and you will likely want to hire an electrician for safe installation. The main advantages of wired doorbells are that you...

How Police Abuse Phone Data to Persecute LGBTQ People

All the lawyers Rigot interviewed said police take data from WhatsApp, and 22 of the 29 legal cases included photos—some explicit—from galleries in chats. “What it takes for individuals to get prosecuted is so little that even the presence...

How Wrongful Arrests Based on AI Derailed 3 Men’s Lives

After his arrest, Parks didn’t tell many people, in part because of his prior record. “When you’re trying to do the right thing and change and do things differently and then something like that happens, people look at you...

A Rape Survivor Gave Police Her DNA. They Linked Her to Another Crime

In 2016, a rape survivor voluntarily provided her DNA to San Francisco law enforcement officers so that her attacker might be brought to justice. Five years later, the sample she provided led police to connect her to an unrelated...

Sex-Offender Laws Sent a Man to Prison Over a Prayer Livestream

Is engaging with a chatbot that asks you to enter your name using an “internet identifier” that must be reported? What about registering with a local news website so you can comment on a story? An IP address? The...

An Optical Spy Trick Can Turn Any Shiny Object Into a Bug

The most paranoid among us already know the checklist to avoid modern audio eavesdropping: Sweep your home or office for bugs. Put your phone in a Faraday bag—or a fridge. Consider even stripping internal microphones from your devices. Now...

Sewage Sampling Already Tracks Covid. What Else Can It Find?

There are enough Covid-detecting wastewater efforts running now that the CDC’s new dashboard contains data from 471 points of analysis, including municipal sewage systems, university water treatment facilities, and the labs of academic researchers. “CDC is supporting 37 states,...
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