State of Surveillance
German Art Activists Get Passport Using Digitally Altered Photo of Two Women Merged Together
It's part of an artwork called “Mask ID,” a campaign that’s encouraging ordinary citizens to “flood government databases with misinformation” and disrupt mass surveillance programs.
How to Disappear in a Fog of Data (and Why)
In ‘Obfuscation: A User’s Guide for Privacy and Protest’ co-authors Finn Brunton and Helen Nissenbaum discuss strategies for privacy protecting. Brunton recently spoke to Motherboard about some of these strategies.
This Site Obfuscates 15 Million Online Criminal Records
Artist Paolo Cirio is battling websites that profit off mugshots.
Now That It's Easy to Encrypt Our Chats, Encrypting Metadata Comes Next
A project called Vuvuzela not only encrypts the content of messages between two people, but as much information about those messages and the people who sent and received them as possible.
L.A. Confidential: Lies, Damn Lies, And Josh Shaw
The Josh Shaw story at USC is straight out of a great detective novel.