Readers reports, scripts and selected photographs. From top left Garland Anderson, Una Marson and Isabel Cooley who appeared in the ethnic Players Theatre Guild productions of Anna Lucasta.
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Theatre censorship laws stifled Black playwrights for more than 200 years – here’s what we found in the archive.
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. relaxes at home in May 1956 in Montgomery, Alabama.
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As Martin Luther King Jr. gained national prominence, the FBI launched several investigations to prove that King and his radical allies were communist sympathizers and a danger to America.
The vast majority of people alive today are subject to tracking through a number of overlapping and entrenched surveillance systems.
The spy watchdog needs to make its findings on complaints against the country’s intelligence agencies public as a matter of principle.
Many mobile applications are now focused on the geographical tracking of young people within the family circle.
For some parents, apps offer a practical way of keeping tabs on one’s family. But many children and teenagers experience it is as unwelcome surveillance.
The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Department in Wentworth, N.C., is among the law enforcement agencies the AP found using the Fog Reveal location tracking tool.
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Some US law enforcement agencies are using a commercial app that tracks people all day long via their phones – without a court order or oversight.
Questions about illegal surveillance photography and powerful facial recognition technology suggest updating the police training manual and the Policing Act itself should be a priority.
Most of us would rather not think about the fact that we’re immersed in an electromagnetic soup of radio waves.
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Hiding in plain sight, they’re subtle reminders that we’re being watched, tracked, studied.
Jose Eduardo dos Santos.
Dos Santos was a withdrawn president. His silence produced an aura of power and the cult of personality that surrounded him.
Video cameras on city streets are only the most visible way your movements can be tracked.
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It’s increasingly difficult to move about – both in the physical world and online – without being tracked.
The data we generate online and using apps could be used to inform a digital version of ourselves.
Digital twins could be used in the future to predict and influence our behaviour, but this raises concerns about who owns our data and how we can access and control it.
Proud Boy Dominic Pezzola is filmed smashing Capitol building window on Jan. 6.
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Performance crime is the act of filming while engaging in criminal activity. During the Jan. 6 capitol riots, insurrectionists uploaded performance crime videos and photos, incriminating themselves.
Cookie notifications become a ubiquitous aspect of online life.
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Cookie notifications remind people that they are being tracked, which affects how people behave online.
Australia’s consumer advocacy group Choice identified three Australian retailers who use facial recognition to identify consumers. What are the privacy concerns?
Testing wastewater for the presence of diseases has grown in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has seen an increase in wastewater testing to monitor the spread of the virus. But historical cases show that targeted surveillance can further marginalize vulnerable populations.
Apps for tracking reproductive health are convenient, but the data they collect could be used against you.
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Data privacy is an abstract issue for most people, even though virtually everyone is at risk. Now that abortion may become illegal in some states, digital surveillance could take an even darker turn.
Disinformation is particularly rife during elections.
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By linking different issues together, organisations show the importance of approaching information disorder as a complex problem requiring various responses.
Vaccine mandates and passports have resulted in protests, like this one in London, U.K.
Vaccine passports can and have been used to increase surveillance by governments. Transparency and accountability are crucial for protecting the privacy of civilians.
Spyware and covert monitoring devices can be exploited to abusive ends.
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Abusers are exploiting all manner of smart tech and software to extend their capacity for coercive control.
Cellular phones track and reveal owners’ movements, generating useful data for pandemic tracking.
In order to track the pandemic, the Public Health Agency of Canada has been using location data without explicit and informed consent. Transparency is key to building and maintaining trust.