I don't like Uber. It's an apparently evil company that overcharges people and eschews accountability as often as possible. However, seeing an angry mob of cabbies descend upon and destroy a number of Uber cars in Mexico City actually made me feel bad for Uber drivers.
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Following in the illuminated footsteps of noted iconoclast Tupac Shakur, a protest group in Spain took to the streets on Sunday — in hologram form. To the best of our knowledge it's the first hologram political demonstration ever.
Protests against new anti-democratic laws in Ukraine are increasing in intensity, with four citizens reported dead. As you can see in these extraordinary images by Ilya Varlamov, the demonstrators are using rockets made with fireworks. They look like scenes from some science-fiction movie about urban warfare.
A team of hackers successfully broke into Google Palestine on Monday, covering the home page with protest literature. "Uncle google," wrote Cold z3ro, Haml3t, Sas and [email protected], "we say hi from palestine to remember you that the country in google map not called israel. its called Palestine."
The tension in Turkey is quickly approaching its breaking point as thousands of protesters gear up for a third week occupying Istanbul's Gezi Park. This being the modern age, where computers fit in our pockets and everybody's a potential terrorist, some locals decided to take their little camera-enabled, radio-controlled quadcopter for a spin. This, again, being the modern age, police promptly shot it down. And yes, a drone was harmed in the making of this movie.
Today, animal rights advocacy group PETA, known for its provocative ad campaigns, finally launched the long-awaited peta.xxx adult website.
The Chicago Police Department has reportedly been hacked in advance of the NATO Summit in the city this weekend. Thousands of protesters are expected to show up, and the police are bracing themselves for riots. Why travel to Chicago when you can protest from the comfort of your home?
Mark Zuckerberg. Marc Andreessen. David Sze. Jim Breye. Peter Thiel. Notice anything about these names? They're all men! The advocates at womens' group UltraViolet are not pleased with Facebook's board of directors — and they're protesting this afternoon.
There are many ways to stand up to SOPA. Websites like Wikipedia and BoingBoing are dark, there's a rally in New York, and people everywhere are signing petitions and contacting their senators. My favourite method, though? A protest song to the tune of Don McLean's 'American Pie'.