Essential gadgets while reporting on civil unrest
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In this episode, we talk to journalist Quinn Norton, who writes about digital rights, hacker culture, copyright, and the strangeness of the world and the complexity of the people who inhabit it for Medium and other outlets. She has covered the Occupy Wall Street movement and civil unrest around the world for Wired and other publications.
StarTech Portable Wi-Fi Router ($36)
Portable travel router fits over iPad charger and works as a repeater or as an access point. Hotels are starting to charge per device, and this is a way to fight back.
Image: “Policeman in riot control gear checking the equipment of another policeman. Lausanne” by Rama. licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 France license.