Sidney Fussell

Sidney Fussell

Sidney Fussell is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he covers technology.

Did Body Cameras Backfire?

Body cameras were supposed to fix a broken system. What happened?

Why Hong Kongers Are Toppling Lampposts

For protesters, claims of Chinese surveillance are politically useful, even when they can’t be proved.

The Push to ‘Predict’ Police Shootings

Tracking officers’ stress exposure and body-camera practices could help keep them from pulling the trigger.

Airbnb Has a Hidden-Camera Problem

The home-rental start-up says it’s cracking down on hosts who record guests. Is it doing enough?

The Quiet Ways Automation Is Remaking Service Work

Workers may not be replaced by robots anytime soon, but they’ll likely face shorter hours, lower pay, and stolen time.

A shopper scans an Amazon Go app on a cellphone.

Who Wins When Cash Is No Longer King?

It won’t be the poor.

The Always-On Police Camera

A new patent proposes body cameras that can automatically activate in response to the sound of gunfire, or scan crowds for criminal suspects. What does that mean for expectations of privacy in public spaces?