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ring

Ring Told People to Snitch on Their Neighbors in Exchange for Free Stuff

Ring helped people form private ‘Digital Neighborhood Watches’ where they report ‘suspicious activity’ in exchange for free Ring products and discounts, according to a presentation obtained by Motherboard.
Caroline Haskins
8.9.19
amazon

Revealed: The Secret Scripts Amazon Gives to Cops to Promote Ring Surveillance Cameras

Documents obtained by Motherboard reveal that Ring provides 46 standardized comments that cops can post on social media, and several documents with scripted responses to possible questions from the public.
Caroline Haskins
8.6.19
ring

Amazon Is Coaching Cops on How to Obtain Surveillance Footage Without a Warrant

Ring, Amazon’s home surveillance company, is teaching police how to convince residents to share camera footage with them.
Caroline Haskins
8.5.19
amazon

New Campaign Demands End to Amazon's Partnerships with Police

People can sign a petition urging their local government to forbid police partnerships with surveillance companies like Amazon’s Ring.
Caroline Haskins
7.31.19
NYPD

Internal Documents Show Why the NYPD Tries to Be 'Funny' Online

Documents obtained by Motherboard show that NYPD social media officers are explicitly instructed to “be funny” in order to “build trust” on official social media channels.
Caroline Haskins
7.22.19
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These Were El Chapo's Final Words Before Being Shipped Off to Supermax

He used his final 10 minutes to complain about his prison conditions and the U.S. justice system.
Keegan Hamilton
7.19.19
Palantir

300 Californian Cities Secretly Have Access to Palantir

Company contracts with a fusion center reveal that nearly 8 million people in northern California are subject to Palantir surveillance tools, a Motherboard investigation finds.
Caroline Haskins
7.12.19
Culture

True Crime Podcast 'Conviction' Investigates a Vigilante Private Eye

Manuel Gomez made it his mission to take down dirty cops. But is he protecting the innocent or out for revenge?
Kara Weisenstein
1.24.19
Unfollow Me

60 British Women Were Killed By Men They Previously Reported To Police

Broadly asked every UK police force how many women were killed in the last three years by the partners, exes, or stalkers they'd already reported to the authorities.
Sirin Kale
7.23.18
BattleTech

An Exclusive Look Behind the Music of 'BattleTech'

Plus, a conversation with composer Jon Everist about video game music, strange careers, and giant robots.
Austin Walker
4.25.18
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Paul Manafort, a mysterious Russian jet, and a secret meeting

A private jet linked to a Russian oligarch flew to the U.S. at a key time in the 2016 election
Greg Walters
3.30.18
Premieres

An Exclusive, Behind-the-Scenes Look at 'Ayo,' Bomba Estéreo’s Latest Album

The eponymous documentary offers an inside look into the Colombian band’s creative process, during, before, and after their recent record "Ayo".
Sebastián Narváez Núñez
2.15.18
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