Here's a pretty great out-of-home execution for Oliver Stone's upcoming film Snowden, about the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden—a billboard that's been spying on pedestrians in Toronto and streaming footage of their movements on the street. Snowden's revelations about the NSA, of course, raised troubling questions about mass surveillance. And the billboard—timed to the Toronto International Film Festival, where Stone's movie premiered—itself embodies those very issues. DentsuBos and Elevation Pictures set up surveillance cameras with motion tracking technology around Dundas Square. The cameras tracked pedestrians' movements and livestreamed them onto a giant video board.
CANNES, France—Filmmaker Oliver Stone showed up at Cannes Lions to play his well-practiced, man-disaffected-with-everything routine, to accuse the corporate-owned media of complicity with first world governments, to blast tech giants like Google and Facebook—but mostly to promote his new movie based on the misadventures of whistleblower Edward Snowden.
AdBlock users were probably pretty surprised on Saturday to see actual ads appear—instead of the blank spaces they're used to—in the banner slots on webpages. That's because AdBlock found an ad campaign whose ideology it could get behind.
He made his name by showing us all that the NSA can and very well might be listening in on our conversations, and now Edward Snowden is having a bit of fun turning the tables. Snowden's just-launched Twitter account follows exactly one other user: @NSAGov.
Echoing sentiments expressed by Julian Assange at South by Southwest Interactive two days ago, exiled American whistle-blo
Julian Assange has a message for the countries he believes have tried to systematically squash the kind of national security reporting he has become known for: Your plan has backfired.
First Look Media, the journalism venture led by former Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, has announced that it will launch its first digital magazine next week.
The Guardian has enlisted The New York Times to help it report on documents leaked by Edward Snowden that concern a UK government intelligence agency, the British-based news organization reported on Fri
The Guardian opened its U.S.-based digital operation nearly two years ago, but the British newspaper's American arm has received the most attention for its