China’s Uyghurs living in a ‘dystopian hellscape’, says Amnesty report https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/jun/10/china-uyghur-xinjiang-dystopian-hellscape-says-amnesty-international-report?CMP=twt_gu&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium#Echobox=1623337595-1
📢New York is in danger of becoming a total surveillance city. Thanks to our Decoder volunteers, @amnesty today reveals 15,280 cameras in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx that the NYPD can use with facial recognition software.
📢 NEW INVESTIGATION 📢
Today @AmnestyTech revealed that the NYPD can track people in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx by running images from 15,280 surveillance cameras into invasive and discriminatory facial recognition software.
BREAKING: @amnesty wins Webby Award for multimedia tear gas project #Webbys https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/05/amnesty-international-wins-webby-award-for-multimedia-tear-gas-project/
Part two of my blog series on #opensource information gathering is now live on Citizen Evidence Lab. It is a short read on basic tools and getting the most out of browsers/search engines: https://citizenevidence.org/2021/05/07/guide-to-conducting-effective-online-inquiries-part-two/
It's #WorldPressFreedomDay and the surveillance industry is out of control. These attacks against journalists and activists are usually invisible, making it difficult for them to detect whether their devices have been compromised.
This needs to stop.
Last year we launched our multimedia site "Tear Gas: An Investigation." Our work is now a finalist for @TheWebbyAwards.
We need your help to win: http://amn.st/6016H7x08
Short Citizen Evidence Lab blog post by me about a couple of the ways I’ve used @Mapbox tools since joining Amnesty. They keep getting better and better and I love them https://citizenevidence.org/2021/04/16/interactive-maps-for-exploration-and-presentation/
🚨 In January, we asked you to help us #BanTheScan - facial recognition threatens the rights of minority communities worldwide and must be banned!
Don’t know where to start?
Help us tag CCTV cameras that enable facial recognition to work across NYC! 👇
CNN and Amnesty International investigate shocking video of executions by Ethiopian soldiers.
CNN has investigated a gruesome video appearing to show Ethiopian soldiers carrying out extrajudicial executions of unarmed men in Tigray, Ethiopia. This is what we found: http://cnn.it/39DgIQp
🧵A massacre in Ethiopia - this near Mahibere Dego, 15km from Axum. On video, Ethiopian soldiers executed unarmed, captive men and disposed of their bodies. Likely war crimes. @amnesty + @CNN established events around these videos, published by @CNN here
Working with @samdubberley @amnesty, in a frame-by-frame investigation of the video footage + interviews with family members and locals, CNN established Ethiopian soldiers executed unarmed men and disposed of their bodies near Mahibere Dego. https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/01/africa/tigray-mahibere-dego-massacre-video-cmd-intl/index.html
Headlines that include “My Bloody Valentine’s return” are the kind I like to wake up to
My Bloody Valentine is returning with two planned new albums and bringing its catalog to streaming services.
Kevin Shields tells us: "Time is a bit more precious." https://nyti.ms/3djdVNn
New @amnesty Citizen Evidence blog post! 🦑
We are sharing our workflow for processing large volumes of #opensource videos.
Read the how-to guide. Get the bash scripts.
Project in collaboration w/ @rctngle
We @amnesty analysed 55 videos between 28/02-08/93 to show some of the weapons and military units involved in the ongoing #MyanmarCoup crackdown across the country that we publish today. https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/03/myanmar-arsenal-troops-deployed-crackdown/
Interactive news at Financial Times. Writes, codes, makes charts etc. Once and future Vancouverite. You're right, I do have a silly name 👏
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