Are you being tracked? A TED Fellow on how law enforcement follows your movements, and why you should care

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Are you being tracked? A TED Fellow on how law enforcement follows your movements, and why you should care

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Did you know that across the United States, cameras are automatically taking pictures of your car’s license plate as you drive by, recording your plate number and your locations over time? In a chilling talk given at TEDGlobal 2014, civil liberties lawyer and TED Fellow Catherine Crump called attention to the ubiquity of mass surveillance technology []

The week I look forward to all year long

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The week I look forward to all year long

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We’re all looking for a tribe — a group of people we can talk with, bat around ideas with, make things happen with. And we’re all looking for inspiration — things to spark our imagination, send us off in new directions, and keep us buoyed when things get tough. One week each year, TED hosts []

Remembering Giorgio Ungania, the organizer of TEDxDubai

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Remembering Giorgio Ungania, the organizer of TEDxDubai

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The TEDx community lost a beloved member this week. Giorgio Ungania, organizer and curator of TEDxDubai, passed away on Sunday at age 46. Giorgio was a force of life and an instrumental leader in our community, organizing his first event in 2009 and going on to organize many more events, including TEDxYouth@Dubai and TEDxDubaiChange. Giorgio was a []

Eye phone: How a TED Fellow’s new app could help restore sight to millions

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Eye phone: How a TED Fellow’s new app could help restore sight to millions

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Around 39 million people in the world are affected by blindness — 80% of which could be avoided if people had timely access to diagnosis and proper treatment. The problem is that in many developing countries, most eye care providers are in cities, while the majority of patients live in hard-to-reach rural areas. To bridge this gap, London-based opthalmologist Andrew Bastawrous created Peek — an app []