A new computer program developed by a pro-Kremlin political center mines social network sites for chatter about unauthorized protest rallies — and then reports its findings to the local authorities.
Last week, as Baltimore braced for renewed protests over the death of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) prepared for battle. With state-of-the-art surveillance of local teenagers’ Twitter feeds, law enforcement had learned that a group of high school students was planning to march on the Mondawmin…
In what is being called the world's first virtual political demonstration, Spanish activists have used holograms to protest a controversial new law limiting the rights and freedoms of protestors.
Indian police recently purchased five drones so they could dump pepper spray on protesters during political demonstrations.
With chants of "I say robot, you say no-bot!", a group of protesters took to the streets in Austin, Texas to warn against the rise of artificial intelligence. The movement, though small in number, may be the start of a larger trend.
Protesters are shutting down freeways, bridges, and tunnels across the U.S. The country's largest shantytown is being dismantled in the heart of Silicon Valley. And a proposal from a famous outdoor retailer could threaten Memphis's strangest landmark. It's What's Ruining Our Cities this week.
With major protests in the news again, we decided it's time to update our cell phone guide for protestors. A lot has changed since we last published this report in 2011, for better and for worse.
300 empty desks were placed in the street outside Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters earlier today as part of a protest demanding extra funding for disadvantaged youth. The 300 desks are meant to represent the approximate number of students who drop out of LAUSD every month. [Photo by Richard Vogel/AP]
Detroit outlines a plan to get itself out of debt, salt shortages are making a snowstorm near you even worse, and another week of violence is igniting in Kiev. It's this week's look at What's Ruining Our Cities.
Protests against new anti-democratic laws in Ukraine are increasing in intensity, with four citizens reported dead. As you can see in these extraordinary images by Ilya Varlamov, the demonstrators are using rockets made with fireworks. They look like scenes from some science-fiction movie about urban warfare.
A team of hackers successfully broke into Google Palestine on Monday, covering the home page with protest literature. "Uncle google," wrote Cold z3ro, Haml3t, Sas and Dr@g, "we say hi from palestine to remember you that the country in google map not called israel. its called Palestine."
According to a Cairo activist group called Maspero Youth Union, members of the Muslim Brotherhood are attacking christian churches as vengeance for the brutal police repression on protestors camps:
On the first anniversary of President Mohammed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood regime, millions of Egyptians took to the streets, burned his political headquarters, showed both bravery and thuggery, and demanded new leadership. These eight stunning pictures from AFP/Getty Images tell the story so far.
The tension in Turkey is quickly approaching its breaking point as thousands of protesters gear up for a third week occupying Istanbul's Gezi Park. This being the modern age, where computers fit in our pockets and everybody's a potential terrorist, some locals decided to take their little camera-enabled,…
Citi Field is usually home to the Mets, but yesterday the stadium was filled by over 40,000 Orthodox Jews—who gathered to discuss the dangers of the Internet.
There was supposed to be a protest at Apple's monstrous architectural annex in New York's Grand Central Station today. If you weren't looking for it, you'd would've only seen the usual commuter hell. But the protestors showed up. Four of them.