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Is NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton okay? He seems like he’s at the end of his rope. He’s been on a tear of saying some crazy shit in public the past few days: on Sunday he said he needed 450 new cops so he could fight ISIS, and on Wednesday, Capital New York reports (link behind […]

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WNYC has done a true public service and determined the approximate locations of many of the city’s controversial speed cameras. The cameras issue tickets to drivers going more than 10 MPH over the speed limit. In 2014, they generated a revenue of over $23 million in fines. About half of the city’s 51 secret cameras, […]

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For an organization that has been so adamant on increasing its public surveillance, it is surprising and troubling that several NYPD precincts don’t have working security cameras. A new report by DNAinfo claims that “cameras outside police precinct stationhouses” are “not working in a number of cases, according to an NYPD source.” The point isn’t […]

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London is notorious for its network of CCTV cameras. The surveillance efforts are ubiquitous, Orwellian and frighteningly advanced: Authorities can watch and track people, from camera to camera, all over the city. While New York City is moving in the same direction, at least in London a menagerie of signs has been deployed to remind the […]

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Skateboarding dogs are great and all, but there’s a certain immediacy that’s lacking in even the greatest skateboarding dog videos. How am I supposed to fully enjoy the experience of watching a YouTube video of a dog skateboarding if I can’t even get a hint of what skateboarding is like from the dog’s point of view, like I […]

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After years of experimenting, Swiss duo Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs have successfully built a unique series of cameras made from the taxidermed bodies of armadillos and tortoises. And they work! The ongoing project “Camera Collection”  investigates the physical body of a camera and the impression it leaves on the light that goes through it […]

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A federal judge ruled recently that Wisconsin police officers who placed surveillance cameras on private property without a warrant did not violate suspects’ Fourth Amendment rights. The officers were investigating two men, Manuel Mendoza and Marco Magana, who they suspected of growing weed, and though they eventually obtained a search warrant, they took some incriminating footage […]

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The Impossible Project is not so hopeless after all. Focused on developing new instant films, the group’s efforts have inspired Polaroid to bring back some old cameras back from the dead, particularly the Polaroid One, and produce a new digital version by next summer. The Dutch instant film revival group will begin manufacturing its own […]

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