Aug 252016
 

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai reports On the morning of August 10, Ahmed Mansoor, a 46-year-old human rights activist from the United Arab Emirates, received a strange text message from a number he did not recognize on his iPhone. “New secrets about torture of Emiratis in state prisons,” read the tantalizing message, which [Read More…]

Aug 252016
 

Bloomberg News headlined its story, Secret Cameras Record Baltimore’s Every Move From Above, and now Baltimore’s Police Commissioner is trying to reassure the public and justify the program: In his statement, Davis referenced police department statistics indicating that 84% of the city’s killings have occurred in outdoor public spaces. Citing that figure, Davis [Read More…]