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Picture What?

Today, June 29th, is celebrated online as a kind of technical holiday. It’s Camera Day.

What will you picture today?

Wear Google Glass, Help Big Brother Grow Bigger

Mark Hurst of Creative Good writes a convincing essay about “the Google Glass feature no one is talking about:” ubiquitous personal and corporate surveillance.

Google Glass is a set of glasses that, in addition to projecting information on a tiny screen only the user can see, records audio and video, geo-codes it, and stores it […]

Political Donation: American Civil Liberties Union

When you buy a sweatshop-free t-shirt from Irregular Times, you do more than spread a liberal message across your chest. You help support liberal causes, too. For every shirt we sell, we donate a dollar to a worthy liberal cause.

In November of 2009, Antonio Musumeci was arrested and repeatedly harassed by Department of Homeland […]

Taking a Sledgehammer to a Surveillance Camera (T-Shirt)

This shirt pretty accurately depicts my emotional reaction to the news that so many members of Congress, including a number of self-described progressives, voted to reauthorize the surveillance provisions of the Patriot Act.

I know that under the Patriot Act, the feds aren’t even mainly using surveillance cameras to monitor innocent, law-abiding Americans. It’s […]

Tiburon: You Can Check Out Any Time You Like, But It’s a Crime To Leave

It must be a crime to leave Tiburon. That’s the only thing that would explain how the town in California can manage to get away with photographing every license plate that enters and leaves the town. Why would you spy on people without probable cause to believe a crime has been committed? Why would you […]

HTC Ozone Review of New QWERTY Smartphone from Verizon

This week, spurred on by two developments, I decided to pursue my personal tech dream: a

1) mobile blogging device I can fit in my pocket 2) with photo, video, and sound recording and posting ability 3) on the internet with 4) javascript and flash functionality so that I can use blogging applications like WordPress, […]

The Surveillance Bluff

Last Friday, I came across a construction site with five signs warning of ongoing camera surveillance there. Someone had plastered each of the signs with a sticker:

Last night I walked by the site again and decided to take a few minutes to look around:

I walked around the entire perimeter of the […]