Leanna Garfield, Engaging Networks

Leanna Garfield

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Past articles by Leanna:

Updates: Digital rights in the Russia-Ukraine conflict

See Access Now's latest updates on the rapidly evolving Russia-Ukraine conflict. → Read More

What you need to know about the Facebook Papers

The Facebook Papers reveal how Facebook has knowingly prioritized profit over people’s safety. Here’s a snapshot of what we know so far. → Read More

Steps to improve your online safety in Afghanistan

As the Taliban takes Kabul, journalists and activists face increased digital security threats. Here’s how to help manage your online safety in Afghanistan. → Read More

They can hear you: 6 ways tech is listening to you

Voice recognition technology often violates human rights, and it's popping up more and more. Recently we've called out Spotify for their dangerous voice recognition tech, and a lot more companies are up to the same shady tactics. → Read More

It wasn’t all bad: 2020 digital rights wins

2020 was a year of hardship — online and off. But the world also experienced many wins for digital rights, especially in the areas of data protection, → Read More

9 US cities that are paying people thousands of dollars to move there

To lure out-of-state workers, a number of cities are offering new residents big incentives — like money toward college loans and free land — to move there. → Read More

9 US cities that are paying people thousands of dollars to move there

f11photo/Shutterstock Places across the US are offering people incentives in an attempt to fill jobs and housing. Business Insider rounded up nine US cities that will pay you to live there. Requirements - such as full-time residency and employment - vary depending on the city. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Major American cities like New York have l ittle trouble finding… → Read More

We tracked the salaries of men and women in 25 major US cities, and the chart revealed some startling pay gaps

In 2017, American women earned approximately 19.3% less than their male colleagues. But that percentage varies widely by race and location. → Read More

The 7 cities with the most green space around the world

There’s a global movement toward growing more trees and planning more parks in cities. But which ones have the most green space today? To get a clearer picture, MIT partnered with the World Economic Forum (WEF) to create Treepedia, a site with interactive maps that show the density of greenery in 10 major cities around the world. The researchers used information from Google Street View to make… → Read More

These Lego-style classrooms were built in a few weeks with only a screwdriver

It’s hard to grow a school without adding more space for students. It’s a problem that Alfred de Vigny and Rollinat — two private high schools in Indre-et-Loire, France — ran into when they wanted to expand their admissions capacity. The schools needed more classrooms, but the cost and time needed to expand the existing buildings was more than they could afford. The schools instead decided to… → Read More

This 'ninja house' has holes for walls and ladders for stairs

Taking the stairs can sometimes feel like a chore. But that’s nothing for this Japanese couple, who navigate their four-story home by ladder. House T by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects — also dubbed the “Ninja House” — has no interior walls, hardly any floor space, and only a few wooden ladders to manoeuvre between its levels. Take a look below at the radical design. House T is tucked between two… → Read More

The most structurally deficient bridge in every US state

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has said that Congress would likely not pass President Trump's massive infrastructure plan this year. A recent analysis reveals the most structurally deficient bridges around the US. → Read More

A startup selling mushrooms kits to millennials just got $4 million to expand further into Costco and Target

The $4 million investment will be used to bring Back to the Roots products to more stores like Target, Lowe's, and Costco. The startup offers ready-to-grow products such as mushroom kits, aquaponic fish tanks that uses fish poop as a plant fertilizer, and tomato kits. → Read More

Why Betsy DeVos’ summer home looks like a ‘beached whale,’ according to an architecture critic

Kate Wagner, author of the popular blog "McMansion Hell," explains why Betsy DeVos' summer home is an extreme example of bad architecture. She describes the mansion as a "beached whale." → Read More

Detroit is building a $1 billion 'city within a city' on the site of a dead department store

On the site of a former department store, Detroit megadeveloper Bedrock plans to build an 800-foot-tall tower with 1 million square feet of retail, office, residential units, and public space. Its architects call the development a "city within a city." → Read More

These 3 American neighborhoods are emerging as economic powerhouses

Midtown Manhattan and the Loop in Chicago have long been considered economic hubs -- but there are many other places rapidly emerging as economic hotspots. → Read More

Bangkok is sinking, so it built a park that holds a million gallons of rainwater to help prevent flooding

Bangkok is sinking at a rate of more than one centimeter a year and could be below sea level by 2030. To help prevent future flooding in the city, a local university built an 11-acre park that can hold up to a million gallons of rainwater. → Read More

The house in 'Ex Machina' is actually a stunning hotel in Norway

In the 2015 film "Ex Machina," a neurotic tech... → Read More

Google's parent company just got approval to build a $50 million high-tech neighborhood in Toronto

On Tuesday, Waterfront Toronto's board unanimously approved Sidewalk Labs to develop Quayside, a 12-acre, futuristic neighborhood in Toronto. Details about the plans have been scarce, but there's speculation that Quayside may include modular buildings and driverless cars. → Read More

Trump is reportedly 'obsessed' with remodeling the FBI's brutalist headquarters — here's why the architectural style is so controversial

An anonymous source told Axios that Trump wants to remodel the FBI's headquarters with the level of detail he would use when he ran the Trump Organization. But there might be a good reason why the building is brutalist, one of the most contentious architectural styles in modern history. → Read More