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How Britain Exported Next-Generation Surveillance

How Britain Exported Next-Generation Surveillance Thousands of cameras, millions of photographs, terabytes of data. You’re tracked, wherever you go. IT WAS A COOL, QUIET MONDAY EVENING in northeast England when the computer first told them about Peter Chapman. The clock read a little after five, and two officers from Cleveland police […]

Louisiana Loses Its Boot

The boot-shaped state isn’t shaped like a boot anymore. That’s why we revised its iconic outline to reflect the truth about a sinking, disappearing place. By Brett AndersonPhotographs by William WidmerIllustrations by Matthew Woodson [Footnotes appear in righthand “notes” alongside paragraphs.] Early this year, I drove from Arnaudville, Louisiana, to Morgan […]

The Drug Revolution That No One Can Stop

Designing your own narcotics online isn’t just easy—it can be legal too. How do we know? We did it. AT MIDDAY ON A THURSDAY this past April, a radio call crackled through from an ambulance team to the emergency department of Calvary Hospital in Canberra, Australia. Dr. David Caldicott, who was […]