Techdirt: FBI Sent A Special Task Force To Portland To ‘Exploit’ Phones Taken From Protesters

Techdirt: FBI Sent A Special Task Force To Portland To ‘Exploit’ Phones Taken From Protesters . “The Fly Teams have been in existence since shortly after the 9/11 attacks in 2001. But until now, they’ve mainly been foreign-focused — either operating in other countries or targeting foreign terrorists. This breaks some new ground in a disturbing way: counterterrorist activity targeting US citizens, some of which have engaged in nothing more than exercising their First Amendment rights.”

OPB: Portland Takes Database Of Unreinforced Masonry Buildings Offline

OPB: Portland Takes Database Of Unreinforced Masonry Buildings Offline. “Want to find out if you live in a Portland building particularly vulnerable in an earthquake? You won’t be able to do it online any longer. Portland has quietly agreed to take down its online database detailing the approximately 1,600 old brick and stone buildings in the city considered likely to collapse in the next major earthquake.”

Willamette Week: Instagram Account “Pdxscootermess” Is Portland’s Photo Archive of Dead Scooters

Willamette Week: Instagram Account “Pdxscootermess” Is Portland’s Photo Archive of Dead Scooters. “If there’s one thing smartphone-clad masses love documenting as much as latte art and bathroom selfies it’s scooter carnage. That’s what prompted one Portlander to start an Instagram account titled @pdxscootermess, which looks for ‘”any and all evidence of scooter (and bikeshare) chaos in Portland Oregon.'”

Portland Mercury: Peep The Library’s Photo Archive of Portland’s Black Community

The Portland Mercury: Peep The Library’s Photo Archive of Portland’s Black Community. “The Multnomah County Library just launched a new digital collection of photos and documents chronicling Portland’s African American community over the years. Called ‘Our Story: Portland Through an African American Lens,’ the collection melds archives from Oregon Historical Society Research Library, Oregon State University, and City of Portland Archives.”

State Scoop: Portland’s new crime map shows how far data transparency has come

State Scoop: Portland’s new crime map shows how far data transparency has come. “Cities once merely dumped their data online without a plan. Today, portals like this one are shaping policy and guiding grander designs in community engagement and policing.”