Videos of police violence have resulted in a wave of new apps that safely record acts of aggression. The new tools can spread awareness, increase solidarity and help bring belligerent officers to justice.
Cleveland activists have made a direct legal appeal for the arrest of two officers involved in the death of Tamir Rice. After Ferguson, many African-Americans don't trust the grand jury system. Spencer Kimball reports. (10.06.2015)
An act of police aggression at an out-of-control pool party in McKinney, Texas has revived an online call for moderation. #BlackLivesMatter remains the most important hashtag in the ongoing US debate on police violence. (09.06.2015)
US police have been accused of adopting military-style tactics and equipment. Some say, however, a failure to address violence and poverty has put law enforcement on the defensive. Spencer Kimball reports. (24.05.2015)
Manipulated elections undermine confidence in democracy. Yet digital electoral systems are frighteningly vulnerable to attacks. The solution is surprisingly simple.
October 15 is Global Handwashing Day, an important day for all of us, but especially for those reading this on a desktop computer screen.
There's something rotten in the state of pharma — greed, secrecy, inefficiency — it's all there. And there's no easy fix. But moves toward a more caring, sharing industry through "open source pharma" may be a start.
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