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Real-Time Art Installation Reveals the Many Dimensions of Data

Using a wagon filled with phones, an artist in Berlin demonstrated the disconnect between data and the real world.

February 19, 2020 - Vice

Valencia, Spain

Electric Scooters Blast Profanity and Racism After Hacking in Australia

People have found many destructive ways to express their displeasure with electric scooter share, but this is a first.

April 27, 2019 - The Washington Post

The New Danger to the Internet: the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things—that network enabled collection of objects designed to make our lives easier through automation and user experience—has created a massive new collections of targets for hackers.

October 23, 2016 - Associated Press via SFGate

Hacking Traffic Lights with a Laptop

A study by computer scientists from the University of Michigan shows how easy it is to hack and control traffic lights.

August 22, 2014 - Vox

Cities Hit Back at 'Patent Troll'

City transit authorities are fighting back against a notorious non-practicing entity, or patent troll.

September 22, 2013 - Future Cities

Are Apps the Answer to Oakland's Problems?

Azeen Ghorayshi looks at how Oakland's civic hackers are trying to change the city through technology -- giving people greater access to data, increasing transparency, and keeping people better informed -- all with minimal investment by the city.

January 14, 2013 - East Bay Express

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