Janus Rose

Senior Editor | Motherboard

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.
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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.
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Algorithmic Bias

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.
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gig economy

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.
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police militarization

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.
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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.
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george floyd

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.
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mass surveillance

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.
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Patriot Act

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.
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mass surveillance

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.
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direct action

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.
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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.
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