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Unrest in Baltimore means big business for Taser

The past year of debate and strife in cities nationwide has pushed law enforcement agencies to begin adopting body cameras. The result: shares of body camera makers are soaring.

By May 1, 2015


Ferguson, Mo., unrest tests legal right to film police

Reports from Missouri suggest police are demanding that people stop using mobile phones and other cameras to film their activities. Whose side is the law on?

By August 14, 2014


Presidential candidate suggests microchips for Syrian refugees

Transhumanist Party candidate Zoltan Istvan says implanting technology in those fleeing unrest in the Middle East could allow us to aid the humanitarian effort and protect our borders from terrorists.

By November 20, 2015


How Ferguson brought live streams into the mainstream

Citizen footage widened the lens of civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and it brought live-streaming to popular attention in the US unlike any confrontation has before.

By August 26, 2014


Carrier IQ opens up about its service, but can it quell the unrest?

Company issues a lengthy document detailing what its service does and even acknowledge having a software bug that unintentionally shared more data than expected.

By December 13, 2011


RIM blog hacked in warning over London unrest

BlackBerry blog taken down by group warning Research In Motion not to cooperate with London police.

By August 9, 2011


Amid unrest, a hard new look at online anonymity

One nonprofit is urging Facebook to let activists operate anonymously on the social network, saying they're put at risk by policy that only real identities may be used.

By February 22, 2011


Amid unrest, Egypt went offline (roundup)

Following widespread street protests, a country of more than 80 million people found itself almost entirely disconnected from the rest of the world for five days.

By February 2, 2011


Government won't boot rioters off social networks

The government has backed down on its plans to boot troublemakers off social networks like BBM and Twitter during unrest.

By August 26, 2011


BlackBerry Messenger, Twitter and Facebook blamed for London riots

London burned this weekend as rioters and looters took to the streets of Tottenham. But can we blame technology for the unrest?

By August 8, 2011