Michael Kwet is a Visiting Fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. He is the author of Digital colonialism: US empire and the new imperialism in the Global South, and hosts the Tech Empire podcast. His work has been published at The New York Times, VICE News, Al Jazeera, Wired, BBC World News Radio, Mail & Guardian, Counterpunch, and other outlets. He received his PhD in Sociology from Rhodes University, South Africa.
The Microsoft Police State: Mass Surveillance, Facial Recognition, and the Azure Cloud
Microsoft helps police surveil and patrol communities through its own offerings and a network of partnerships — while its PR efforts obscure this.
The Rise of Smart Camera Networks, and Why We Should Ban Them
Police are using cameras at private businesses and homes, along with AI, to expand their video surveillance — raising privacy concerns.