Watching Ourselves

How Ring Transmits Fear to American Suburbs

Why do we surveil ourselves?
Caroline Haskins
12.6.19
Watching Ourselves

‘FUCK CRIME:’ Inside Ring’s Quest to Become Law Enforcement’s Best Friend

Amazon's surveillance company has seeped into hundreds of American communities by throwing parties for police and giving them free devices.
Caroline Haskins
12.4.19
Watching Ourselves

How Ring Went From ‘Shark Tank’ Reject to America’s Scariest Surveillance Company

Amazon's Ring started from humble roots as a smart doorbell company called "DoorBot." Now it's surveilling the suburbs and partnering with police.
Caroline Haskins
12.3.19
TikTok

The Best TikToks of the Week According to Me

I spend a troubling amount of time on the wildly-popular video app, TikTok. The least I can do is round up the best videos I saw this week.
Caroline Haskins
10.11.19
Censorship

Tech Companies Didn’t Plan for Chinese Censorship

Tech companies are censoring information about the demonstrations in Hong Kong. Civil liberties experts say this is symptomatic of larger problems.
Caroline Haskins
10.11.19
climate change

FEMA ‘Buy-Outs’ of Flood-Prone Homes Are More Likely in Richer, Densely Populated Areas

A new Science Advances study found that poor neighborhoods in richer, more densely populated areas are more likely to implement voluntary buy-outs of flood prone areas than, say, poor neighborhoods in poor areas.
Caroline Haskins
10.9.19

TikTok, the App Without Time, Is Testing a Timestamp Feature

TikTok, the explosively popular video app, is testing a time stamp feature in the “Following” tab of select users.
Caroline Haskins
10.8.19
ring

36 Civil Rights Groups Demand End to Amazon’s Partnerships with Police

Over 30 civil rights groups are calling on local, state, and federal officials to end police partnerships with Ring, Amazon’s home surveillance company.
Caroline Haskins
10.8.19
Twitter

Which Columbia Professor Canceled Class Because They Poisoned Themselves With Cyanide? An Investigation

On Monday, a Columbia student tweeted that their professor canceled class because they poisoned themselves with cyanide. Here is our story.
Caroline Haskins
9.27.19
antarctica

Airbnb's Antarctic 'Sabbatical' Is the Next Evolution in Crisis Capitalism

Airbnb is sending five volunteers on a one month “citizen science” trip to Antarctica so that they may become ambassadors for the continent, and more importantly, Airbnb.
Caroline Haskins
9.27.19
Websites

Create Self-Destructing Websites With This Simple Tool

What if you could create your own easily destructible website by just visiting a URL?
Caroline Haskins
9.24.19
climate change

Climate Change Could Erase Human History. These Archivists Are Trying to Save It

Climate change making the word hotter, more humid, and more stormy—all conditions that put sensitive paper archives at risk. This problem is forcing us to ask, which histories will we choose to remember?
Caroline Haskins
9.17.19
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