Britain Has More Surveillance Cameras Per Person Than Any Country Except China. That’s a Massive Risk to Our Free Society

How would you feel being watched, tracked and identified by facial recognition cameras everywhere you go? Facial recognition cameras are now creeping onto the streets of Britain and the U.S., yet most people aren’t even aware. As we walk around, our faces could be scanned and subjected to a digital police line up we don’t […]

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For the Trans Community, Snapchat’s ‘Gender-Swapping’ Filter Is Complicated

It’s a simple idea––a new filter on Snapchat lets users alter images of themselves to look like a different gender. The Snapchat lens, introduced last week, has taken off, with “gender-swapping” photos and videos proliferating across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, too––spawning countless jokes and parodies. For the trans and non-binary community, however, it’s more complicated. […]

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