Occupy City Hall
New York’s City Hall Occupation Envisions a World Without Police
Much like the protests that preceded it, #OccupyCityHall is being powered by volunteers providing free food, face masks, medical assistance, and more.
The Alpaca Ranch That’s Creating a Rural Utopia for Trans People
Hidden away in the Colorado countryside, the Tenacious Unicorn Ranch is becoming a sanctuary for queer and trans people with nowhere else to go.
Over 1,000 AI Experts Condemn Racist Algorithms That Claim to Predict Crime
Technologists from MIT, Harvard, and Google say research claiming to predict crime based on human faces creates a "tech-to-prison pipeline" that reinforces racist policing.
This Tool Will Tell You If You Can Make a Living Wage on Mechanical Turk
Micro-tasking gig workers are being underpaid and overworked. The TRK Wage Calculator shows what they need to make end's meet.
Audio Engineers Built a Shield to Deflect Police Sound Cannons
Amidst nationwide protests, two audiophiles have designed a defense against LRADs, the militaristic sonic weapons used by police to disperse crowds.
Black Lives Matter
K-Pop Fans Took Down a Police Snitching App
The iWatch Dallas app was taken down after K-pop accounts encouraged fans to flood its submissions with idol videos and memes.
Bail Funds Are Being Flooded With Donations for George Floyd Protestors
With COVID-19 still ravaging vulnerable communities, bailing protesters out of jail has become a matter of life and death.
Congress Has No Idea How Much Web Browsing Data the FBI Collects
The Patriot Act is about to be reauthorized, but we still don't know basic facts about how our web browsing habits are being collected.
Activists Are Trying to Stop the FBI From Snooping on Your Web History
After a prolonged fight in Congress, Nancy Pelosi could reattach a privacy-preserving amendment that failed by one vote in the Senate.
Senate Votes to Allow FBI to Look at Your Web Browsing History Without a Warrant
The government just got even more power to spy on your internet habits as millions remain quarantined at home.
Ohio Has Stopped Kicking Workers Off Unemployment After A Hacker Targeted Its Website
The state is reconsidering its policy after a hacker released a script that automatically submits junk data to its 'COVID-19 fraud' website, which allows employers to report workers who refuse to work during the pandemic.
Janny's Delivery Service
Zoom parties and virtual dates feel like empty nostalgia for the Before Times. So I started making baked goods and delivering them to my neighbors.