Janus Rose

Senior Editor | Motherboard

Patriot Act

Surveillance Hawks Sabotaged a Vote to Stop the FBI From Collecting Your Internet History

A last-minute concession has caused privacy advocates to abandon the proposal, saying it fails to prevent the government from collecting web browsing data without a warrant.
Janus Rose
20 hours ago
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.
Janus Rose
5.21.20
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.
Janus Rose
5.18.20
mass surveillance

Senate Votes to Allow FBI to Look at Your Web Browsing History Without a Warrant

Lawmakers voted down a measure that would prevent law enforcement from spying on Americans’ internet habits.
Janus Rose
5.13.20
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.
Janus Rose
5.13.20
quarantine

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.
Janus Rose
5.11.20
labor

This Script Sends Junk Data to Ohio’s Website for Snitching on Workers

An anonymous hacker wrote a script to sabotage Ohio's 'COVID-19 Fraud' website, which allows companies to report employees and prevent them from collecting unemployment insurance.
Janus Rose
5.8.20
facial-recognition

University Deletes Press Release Promising ‘Bias-Free’ Criminal Detecting Algorithm

Researchers in Pennsylvania—including a former NYPD cop—are the latest to dubiously claim they can predict future crime based on a person's face.
Janus Rose
5.6.20
mutual aid

Mutual Aid Networks Are Distributing Food With Tech That Works For Everyone

With millions unemployed due to COVID-19, tech-savvy volunteers are building systems that combine automation with community outreach.
Janus Rose
4.28.20
labor

Retail Workers Desperately Need Masks

Big companies still aren’t providing masks to employees on the job. Instead, some are being told to make their own.
Janus Rose
4.15.20
mutual aid

Meet The DIY Ravers Giving Free Masks to Every New Yorker

Masks For The Masses wants everyone in New York City to have a cloth mask—no questions asked.
Janus Rose
4.8.20
DIY

We’re Running Out of Face Masks, But You Can Make One Yourself

Amateur crafters are sending improvised masks to the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis. With a bit of practice, you can make one for yourself.
Janus Rose
4.1.20
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