Vanessa Taylor
A newsletter for my fans, friends, and assigned federal agent.
Created 29 Apr 2020
  • What the Fuck Is Going On With CVE? (Part One)
    16 Jun 2021 • 5 min read • 2 1
    📝 Monthly Round-Up To keep in line with this newsletter’s focus, I rounded up five articles on Countering Violent Extremism. Alongside the mini-series, these article will help you develop a robust un...
  • Meet the Two Organizers Behind Cryptographies of Resistance
    02 Jun 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    When you hear the word “cryptography”, revoultion is probably one of the last things that comes to mind. Defined as a process of securing communication through code, cryptography, to many, is often as...
  • Y'all Ready For This Reading Group?
    17 Mar 2021 • < 1 min read
    Keeping today’s newsletter short and sweet. As y’all know, NAZAR will begin holding an Afrofuturist reading group on the Friday following each newsletter’s publishing from 12-1:30pm EST. We’ll begin t...
  • (GUEST) Baby Tech Is Teaching Children To Mistake Surveillance For Love
    03 Mar 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    As a young girl, I could make no movement without my mother knowing. Once, she clocked when I snuck out of the house for five minutes to see a friend, even though I left from the basement door which w...
  • (GUEST) More Technology Isn't The Solution To Trump's Draconian Immigration Policies
    17 Feb 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    While campaigning, President Joe Biden often presented himself as the more humane alternative to Donald Trump’s draconian immigration policies. In July, Biden once tweeted, “We need to restore dignity...
  • Salaams, I’m back.
    03 Feb 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    You know what the beautiful thing about running NAZAR is? Nobody can tell me what it is supposed to be or do. I’m not even beholden to my own definitions. I’m free to revise NAZAR’s stated purpose, de...
  • See Y'all Soon
    11 Jan 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Salaam, Throughout the pandemic, I have been balancing day job(s), fiction writing, and projects like NAZAR and The Drinking Gourd. I am forever thankful for the amount of support that I have received...
  • (GUEST) How Modern Surveillance States Benefit from Catastrophes
    16 Dec 2020 • 5 min read • 1 0
    📝 Monthly Round-Up India’s Engineers Have Thrived In Silicon Valley. So Has Its Caste System., Nitasha Tiku — You could list off a number of ways that the tech industry is lacking in diversity. But f...
  • (GUEST) Surveillance In the Age of the Coronavirus: India's Tightening Grip on Kashmir
    09 Dec 2020 • 4 min read
    📝 Monthly Round-Up How Indian Surveillance Disrupts Ordinary Life and Lives in Kashmir, Uzma Falak — “‘It is difficult to evade the police dragnet after one falls into it,’” a businessman tells Falak...
  • These Programs Are Growing A Global Surveillance Network
    02 Dec 2020 • 3 min read • 1 0
    📝 Monthly Round-Up Amazon Ring Will Survive the Anti-Surveillance Backlash, Sidney Fussell — There is plenty of reporting on Amazon Ring and why they’re shit. This article, however, does an excellent...
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