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YOUNG BOSTONIANS WANT PUBLIC GRAFFITI WALLS. ALSO: SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS. WTF?

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Bostonians ages 12 to 25 were recently given a unique opportunity to vote on how to spend a million dollars of the city’s budget through a program called “Youth Lead the Change.” But the projects they came up with include some seemingly contradictory ideas – like funding for both public graffiti walls and surveillance cameras in public parks. Continue reading

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U.S. SUPREME COURT SIDES WITH ALLEGED BOSTON CRACK DEALER, SAYS COPS CAN’T SEARCH YOUR SMART PHONE. HERE’S WHY …

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It’s a big deal for anyone with a cell phone. If Wurie’s conviction had been upheld, the implications would have been scary. What remains troubling, though, is that despite the decision, police and higher-up government agencies can still easily access your private information. Continue reading

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TECH: HACKING BACK AT SURVEILLANCE

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While the Media Lab is in many ways an advanced research and development machine tooled for capitalist output, the scholars and students of Civic study things like how the Trayvon Martin story migrated from social into mainstream media … Continue reading

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FOUR REASONS BOSTON PRIVACY ADVOCATES ARE GOING TO DC THIS WEEKEND

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Digital Fourth President Alex Marthews will be joining an expected 3000-plus people in DC to protest the NSA on Saturday. He told us why. Continue reading

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FREE RADICAL: THE SECURITY-FREEDOM PRICE INDEX

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Allowing the government to listen is like showing all your cards—you’re giving them the upper hand, all the time. Continue reading