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Cameras aren’t a new technology, but the computational photography behind the lens is. Civic tech projects include sousveillance, or using the widespread availability of cameras to document antisocial behavior like police brutality and human rights violations.

Civic tech is also concerned about civil liberties, and fighting unnecessary surveillance. See, for example:

WITNESS's Cameras Everywhere report on the challenges and opportunities that the proliferation of cameras across society presents.

Comparitech's report on the amount of CCTV surveillance in the biggest US cities.

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Face the Facts app

Mit Face the Facts Wahlplakate scannen und herausfinden wofür Politiker:innen wirklich stehen.

Vacant Property QR Codes

Baltimore City Council Bill 19-0429 requires the Department of Housing & Community Development to post signage on vacant buildings that will identify owners so that they can be held accountable by the public.


Reported lets you hold NYC drivers accountable for dangerous driving, via 311 & more.


Copcast is an open-source project that can turn any Android phone into a body-worn camera system for law enforcement, providing a more cost-effective and accessible solution for law enforcement officers around the world.

Decolonize This Place

Decolonize This Place is an action-oriented movement centering around Indigenous struggle, Black liberation, free Palestine, global wage workers and de-gentrification.


Obscuracam is a photo and video app for Android that keeps certain information private. Last updated 2017.

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