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TASER WANTS TO BUILD AN ARMY OF SMARTPHONE INFORMANTS

The Intercept reports on a new effort by Axon (formerly known as Taser) that could turn your smartphone into a surveillance camera. Our Tech + Advocacy Program Manager, Dia Kayyali, weighs in on why that’s not a good thing.

EVIDENCE FROM SYRIA’S WAR IS DISAPPEARING FROM YOUTUBE

‘Faster’ review of uploaded content from Syria’s war has not been better, particularly when it comes to cataloging potential evidence of human rights crimes. WITNESS explores the ramifications of YouTube’s new AI.

INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES WIN LAND RIGHTS VICTORY IN MEXICO

Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that the state has a constitutional obligation to respect indigenous land rights. By using video for evidence and advocacy, the Júba Wajiín community brought their fight all the way to the Supreme Court—and won.

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