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How the U.S. Government Obtains and Uses Cellphone Location Data | WSJ

How the U.S. Government Obtains and Uses Cellphone Location Data | WSJ

(light music) – [Narrator] You’re probably aware that different apps on your cellphone can track your movements. That location data is commercially available along with other personal information like your social media profile, email address, and date of birth. But… Continue Reading

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How Iran’s Soleimani became a US target

How Iran’s Soleimani became a US target

On January 3rd, the United States launched a drone strike near the Baghdad International airport in Iraq. It killed several Iraqi and Iranian military officials, including Iran’s top commander named Qassem Soleimani. Moments later, Iran’s Supreme leader declared Soleimani a… Continue Reading

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All 50 U.S. states summarized (Geography Now!)

All 50 U.S. states summarized (Geography Now!)

Hey Geograpeeps! So, this is a little video that I kind of wanted to make for a while, but never really had time. Until now! So, of course the majority of Geography Now! subscribers are from, you know, my home… Continue Reading

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The wall of eyes trained on the US – Mexico border

I want to put my hand in the border. I’m standing in the United States, it’s 103 degrees, and I’m looking across a river into Mexico. If someone wanted to they could just swim across in like, two minutes. Border… Continue Reading

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It’s time to draw borders on the Arctic Ocean

It’s time to draw borders on the Arctic Ocean

I’m on an island near the North Pole and I’m here to find out who owns the Arctic. As the ice melts more and more in this region, you can see just how dramatic the ice has been shrinking. One… Continue Reading

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China is erasing its border with Hong Kong

China is erasing its border with Hong Kong

This is me in the middle of crossing one of the weirdest borders I’ve ever crossed. It’s this one. It divides China from China. And it took me two hours to get through. This border is weird not only because… Continue Reading

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A Bridge Between the USA and Russia

A Bridge Between the USA and Russia

The relationship between the USA and Russia is complicated. JFK: “It shall be the policy of this nation to regard any nuclear missile, launched from Cuba against any nation in the Western Hemisphere as an attack by the Soviet Union… Continue Reading

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Why government agencies should move from DC to the Midwest

We have this mismatch. We have a number of Midwestern cities that are smaller than they used to be. “The city of Detroit has lost nearly two thirds of its population since its post-war peak.” “Cincinnati has lost 40 percent… Continue Reading

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How borders come to be (Geography Now!)

How borders come to be (Geography Now!)

Hey everyone, Barby here. Еver wonderеd why Chile is so long and thin, or how Croatia ended up looking like a work of postmodern art? What is that thing sticking out of Namibia? Huh? What? How? Well, don’t worry. I… Continue Reading

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When white supremacists overthrew a government

When white supremacists overthrew a government

For a long time, if you went to the library in Wilmington, North Carolina, there was one thing you weren’t allowed to research. “We were refused. We were rejected by the librarian.” “When I asked about or inquired about 1898… Continue Reading