surveillance technology

The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

Cities Are Secretly Testing Predictive Policing Software

According to documents obtained by Motherboard, the use of the predictive policing software PredPol is far more widespread than previously reported.
VICE Staff
surveillance tech

Toronto Approves Gunshot-Detecting Surveillance Tech Days After Mass Shooting

Rattled by a string of gun violence this year, Toronto just approved ShotSpotter, a US-based audio surveillance system that purports to detect the sound of gunshots.
Jordan Pearson
Exported Surveillance

The UK Granted Spy Tech Export to Turkey Amid Its Massive Crackdown on Dissent

Turkey has ordered over a hundred media outlets to close, jailed journalists, and most recently demanded the arrest of a senior Amnesty International employee.
Joseph Cox

This Map Shows the UK’s Surveillance Exports

IMSI catchers, intrusion software, internet monitoring solutions: UK companies provide it all.
Joseph Cox

Ethiopia Might Have Bought A Ton Of Surveillance Tech

Activists say the documents prove Ethiopia is “one of the most aggressive purchasers of surveillance technology out there.”
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

Talking Technological Prejudice And Anti-Surveillance Protests With Artist Zach Blas

In 2011, taken by the emergence of mass protest movements around the world, artist Zach Blas began making his "Facial Weaponization Suite," a series of community workshops that discuss and resist biometric facial recognition technologies.
Ben Valentine