Are we comfortable with a world where anyone with a driver’s license is automatically enrolled in a virtual, perpetual line-up?

Are we comfortable with a world where anyone with a driver’s license is automatically enrolled in a virtual, perpetual line-up? Are we comfortable with a world where the government can find anyone, at any time, by scanning the faces of people on the sidewalk? Are we comfortable with a world where this technology is less accurate on African Americans, yet more likely to be used to try to identify them?

Read our new Editor-in-Chief’s story about facial recognition gone wrong at The Intercept.
Read More | The Perpetual Lineup | Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law

Arcades, Mall Rats, and Tumblr Thugs

Like the flâneur, we weren’t working, or doing anything decent or useful; we even recognized our uselessness as a kind of radical generationality, and wore it like a bad handle. The Arcade was the original iron-and-glass shopping mall, and the flâneur — affluent, indolent, and out for a good wasted time - was the original mall rat.

The Fog of More

The tech establishment loves transparency but the U.S. classifies more information than ever. Online government transparency initiatives are less about revealing the state than making us more comfortable revealing ourselves