Post Script is an original video series that unravels how some of mankind’s brightest ideas wound up taking an abrupt turn from their original design. Each bite-sized episode combines nuanced reporting with visually experimental short-form storytelling.
Surveillance and Privacy
How the proliferation of surveillance technology affects personal privacy in the digital age
California increases scrutiny of cellphone surveillance
Two laws recently signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown mandate more public input and oversight of law enforcement agencies’ purchase and use of cellphone tracking equipment.
The Secret History of American Surveillance
Few remember that the origins of our modern American surveillance state were forged over 115 years ago, half a world away in the Philippine Islands.
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East Bay cellphone surveillance plan gets attorney general’s support
The California Department of Justice supports a plan by the Alameda County district attorney and Oakland and Fremont police to obtain controversial cellphone surveillance technology, documents show.
What Oakland, California, residents think about police surveillance
What do you think about when you hear the word “surveillance?” Along with three local artists, we posed that question to residents in Oakland, California, in an experimental art-meets-journalism project.
Chicago and Los Angeles have used ‘dirt box’ surveillance for a decade
Police departments have acquired “dirt boxes” – military surveillance technology that can intercept data, calls and text messages.
Predictive policing is ‘wave of the future,’ NY commissioner says
During a recent panel, New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton spoke candidly about his department’s use of predictive policing, a controversial data-mining method intended to anticipate the location and participants or victims in future crimes.
Los Angeles sheriff invests in new tech to expand biometric database
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has signed a $3.5 million contract with DataWorks Plus LLC that will allow it to equip deputies with mobile facial recognition technology in order to expand the largest biometric database outside of the FBI, according to procurement documents.
Public evidence in private hands
In the wake of the events in Ferguson, Missouri, more than 7,000 police agencies around the country have purchased body cameras with the help of federal grants. Reveal takes a look inside the camera, at the evidence trail left behind. Because where there are a lot of video cameras, there’s a lot of information – and money.
Assault on justice
When you hear the charge “assaulting a police officer,” you might assume that an officer has been hurt or injured while serving the community. But in Washington, D.C., it also can be used as a tactic against citizens.