Janus Rose is a New York City-based writer, editor, and educator with over 10 years of experience covering technology, privacy, and human rights for major publications.
Zuckerberg’s Meta Endgame Is Monetizing All Human Behavior
Meta represents a massive investment into the very kind of algorithmic manipulation for which Facebook has been repeatedly maligned.
‘Coded Bias’ Is the Most Important Film About AI You Can Watch Today
If we understand algorithmic bias as a form of computationally-imposed ideology, rather than an unfortunate rounding error, we can't simply attack the symptoms.
Algorithms Are Automating Fascism. Here’s How We Fight Back
“Bias” can’t be fixed with a software update. Only by disrupting oppressive systems on every level can we make a more just world.
I’m a trans woman – here’s why algorithms scare me
In a world hostile to queer and trans people, machine-learning algorithms threaten to entrench the unjust systems that lead to discrimination and inequality.
Voting Isn’t Enough to Stop the Assault on Trans Lives
It’s time to stop playing defense and start dismantling the systems that enable anti-trans violence
The Dark Side of VR
Virtual reality allows the most detailed, intimate digital surveillance yet
Facial Recognition Is Everywhere — But So Are Tools To Defeat It
Researchers and privacy activists are creating new tools that thwart the rise of face recognition, but for how long?
JetBlue's Face Recognition Boarding Poses Privacy Risks
According to its own documents, the Dept. of Homeland Security is feeding face photos into a biometric surveillance system that detects threats and suspicious activity
I Replaced My Fingerprints With Prosthetics to Avoid Surveillance
Biometrics are quickly becoming the keys to our digital lives. Luckily, replacing a fingerprint is now as easy as applying a band-aid
Digital Rights Are Human Rights
We’re all cyborgs in the age of Big Data, but our rights don't extend to the digital shadows we produce
How to Survive an Internet Apocalypse
We are frighteningly ill-prepared to create parallel networks of our own — the ones we may need the most.
Meet the Companies that Helped Hacking Team Sell Tools to Repressive Governments
Emails and documents from the 400 gigabyte mega-leak reveal a sprawling network of resellers that helped put spyware into the hands of human rights violators
Fake fingerprints: The latest tactic for protecting privacy
A project to create artificial and reusable fingerprints addresses the security and privacy risks associated with the growing use of biometric technology
Cuba's Mysterious 'Numbers Station' Is Still on the Air
Even with diplomatic relations warming, Cuba's Cold War-era spy station is still broadcasting encrypted messages
Inside Citizen Lab, the “Hacker Hothouse” protecting you from Big Brother
Globe-spanning white hat network hacked for the Dalai Lama, inspired arms legislation