Occupy Wall Street


‘Twitter and Tear Gas’ Looks at How Protest Is Fueled and Crushed by the Internet

The new book from Zeynep Tufekci looks at how the web has helped demonstrations take off around the globe, but also made them harder to sustain.
Bruce Schneier

Where Is Occupy’s Free Internet Champion?

Five years ago, Motherboard released a doc on Occupy Wall Street hacktivists trying to build a distributed, ad hoc mesh network from the ground up. We caught up with one of them.
Brian Anderson
Motherboard Blog

The OccupyWallSt.Org Founder Wants to Replace Government with the Tech Industry

According to the WhiteHouse.gov petition, Google's Eric Schmidt would become CEO of the nation.
Brian Merchant

Two Years Later, Where Is Occupy's Internet?

Catching up with Isaac Wilder, who we first met during the height of Occupy actions as he and a small band of hackers set out to build the people's Internet.
Brian Anderson
Motherboard Blog

Three Things Humanity Needs to Do to Survive the Apocalypse

Apocalypse buff Annalee Newitz has some advice if we want to avoid an untimely end.
Brian Merchant
Motherboard Blog

The Occupy Wall Street Walking Tour

On its second birthday, some of Occupy Wall Street's key players held a participatory walking tour in the financial district.
Brian Merchant
Motherboard Blog

How Twitter's Epic Fight to Protect One Guy's Data Crashed Into Money

Twitter really gave it the old college try with the Malcolm Harris case. The Occupy protester was arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge last fall, along with about 700 other kids trying to stand up to the banks. Like those hundred or so other protesters...
Adam Estes
Motherboard Blog

Journalism in Big Brother USA: YouTube's Face-Blurring Feature, Tested

Yesterday, YouTube introduced a new 'face-blurring' feature that does exactly that. The goal is to provide "video anonymity" for those who desire it—the company explains the reasoning behind the filter thusly: "Whether you want to share sensitive...
Brian Merchant
Motherboard Blog

Are the Cops Getting Occupy High?

Ask anyone in the bleary-eyed younger crowd milling around Peavey Plaza, an Occupy Minnesota hotbed, in downtown Minneapolis and you just may get a resounding, if not blissfully confused, “…Yeah.” In what’s either the most genius bit of coax-‘em...
Brian Anderson
Motherboard Blog

OccuPints: Jerry Greenfield, Ben & Jerry's Co-Founder, on Dissent and Free Internet

It was your classic Eleventh Hour curveball. Early this past March, in the latest of late-editing stages for our newest feature documentary "Free the Network":http://motherboard.vice.com/2012/3/28/motherboard-tv-free-the-network, I began hearing...
Brian Anderson

The NYPD's Kevin O'Connor Is Now Following You on Twitter

Kevin O'Connor's official title is Assistant Commissioner - Juvenile Justice Division, which makes him head of the the NYPD’s "Social Media Unit." (Apparently stalking people on Facebook is associated with juveniles.) O’Connor’s new role "was announced...
Ana Tiwathia
Motherboard Blog

'Free the Network' Trailer

If it's ever all said and done, Occupy Wall Street will go down as the first fully Internet-fueled social movement in the United States. Occupy's initial success, of course, was in spreading a virtual meme over corporeal reality. But now that the...
Brian Anderson