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Cloudflare Under Fire for Allegedly Providing DDoS Protection for Terrorist Websites Cloudflare Under Fire for Allegedly Providing DDoS Protection for Terrorist Websites

At a moment when free speech online and moderation policies are more controversial than ever, Cloudflare is facing accusations that it’s providing cybersecurity protection for at least seven terrorist organizations—a situation that some legal experts say could put it in legal jeopardy.

Discovery of the Titanic Was Reportedly Part of a Conspiracy to Find Lost Nuclear Submarines Discovery of the Titanic Was Reportedly Part of a Conspiracy to Find Lost Nuclear Submarines

The case of the RMS Titanic sinking in 1912 has generated numerous absurd conspiracy theories over the years, but it turns out the discovery of its wreckage was indeed part of a real-life military cover-up. According to a new report, the team that found the “unsinkable” ship at the bottom of the ocean was actually…

The Biggest Tech Lies of 2018 The Biggest Tech Lies of 2018

The tech world told a lot of lies in 2018, and it was caught in those lies at what feels like an unprecedented rate. Some Silicon Valley players even began to wake up to the lies they told themselves over the years. With such a flurry of falsehoods, it’s worth taking a look back to see who went big in the year that…

Controversial AI Service for Flagging 'Risky' Babysitters Hits Pause After Backlash Controversial AI Service for Flagging 'Risky' Babysitters Hits Pause After Backlash

Predictim, a service that sells parents the opportunity to screen potential babysitters by crawling social media, the web, and criminal databases, has announced it’ll be taking a step back and rethinking its approach after a wave of bad press and public criticism.

Dozens of Bomb Threats Reported Across America in Apparent Bitcoin Ransom Scam Dozens of Bomb Threats Reported Across America in Apparent Bitcoin Ransom Scam

On Wednesday afternoon, a wave of bomb threats were reported at various locations across the United States. On social media, numerous law enforcement departments issued alerts notifying citizens that they’re looking into bomb threats targeting businesses, schools, government offices and even private residents. It…

Google Finally Gives Up the Duck Google Finally Gives Up the Duck

Solidifying its powerful monopoly on duck-related online content, the privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo is now the proud owner of duck.com. The development comes after Google finally relented in an age-old dispute.

Tesla Wants Former Employee to Pay $167 Million for Alleged Sabotage Tesla Wants Former Employee to Pay $167 Million for Alleged Sabotage

Martin Tripp, a former technician at Tesla’s Gigafactory turned whistleblower, is embroiled in a nasty lawsuit with the EV manufacturer and recently released court documents show that Tesla is not taking Tripp’s alleged “sabotage” lightly. The company wants Tripp to pay $167 million in damages for public statements…

Did Vandals Destroy Ancient Rock Formations in Utah, or Is It All a Bizarre Hoax?

Two mysterious videos recently appeared online that allegedly show protected rock formations in the Utah desert being destroyed with explosives. The videos raise more questions than they answer, but if they’re fake, they’re very well done.

Turns Out, Willy-Nilly Blocking of URLs Doesn't Stop Film Piracy Turns Out, Willy-Nilly Blocking of URLs Doesn't Stop Film Piracy

The most expensive film ever made in India is out around the globe, and its producers are very serious about shutting down piracy of the film. So serious that they were able to obtain a court order forcing local internet providers to block 12,564 domain names—many of which aren’t even registered. It appears this…

The Totally Free Streaming Service You Didn't Know You Have The Totally Free Streaming Service You Didn't Know You Have

Lovers of classic films have been set adrift this month after the Filmstruck streaming service was unceremoniously murdered by corporate ghouls. But friends, I want to tell you about a free streaming service that’s in many ways just as good as Filmstruck, offers Criterion films, and has at least one feature that no…

These 22 Malware-Riddled Android Apps Might Be Draining Your Phone's Battery These 22 Malware-Riddled Android Apps Might Be Draining Your Phone's Battery

Security researchers have discovered a batch of ad-fraud-enabling apps that have collectively been downloaded more than 2 million times on the Google Play store. The clever malware is able to impersonate various models of smartphones while it goes wild clicking online ads and draining your battery.

MoviePass Has a Plan to Bring You Back: Complicated Pricing MoviePass Has a Plan to Bring You Back: Complicated Pricing

Subscription movie theater service MoviePass gained massive popularity last year by offering something so simple and sensible it was unavoidable: a movie a day for 10 bucks a month. But that plan didn’t work for MoviePass’s bank account, and it started bleeding cash and customers. Now, it hopes to make a comeback…

Marriott Hack Investigators Eye Chinese Intelligence, Multiple Hacking Groups: Report Marriott Hack Investigators Eye Chinese Intelligence, Multiple Hacking Groups: Report

Last week, the Marriott hotel group disclosed that it had been the victim of what’s shaping up to be the second biggest data breach of all time. Few details have been made public on who might be responsible for the theft of data from 500 million guest records, but Reuters reports that investigators believe espionage…

Waymo's Autonomous Taxis Now Take Paying Riders, But You Won't Be One of Them Waymo's Autonomous Taxis Now Take Paying Riders, But You Won't Be One of Them

It’s simultaneously an exciting and terrifying time to be alive. The driverless car revolution is upon us, and on Wednesday, Waymo announced that it has launched the world’s first commercial autonomous taxi service. Unfortunately, only a select group of people will be able to take it for a spin.

Tech Giants Wake Up to EU Copyright Plan That Threatens to Nuke the Web

With Tumblr’s decision this week to ban porn on its platform, everyone’s getting a firsthand look at how bad automated content filters are at the moment. Lawmakers in the European Union want a similar system to filter copyrighted works and, despite expert consensus that this will just fuck up the internet, the…

The Hack of 100 Million Quora Users Could Be Even Bigger Than It Sounds The Hack of 100 Million Quora Users Could Be Even Bigger Than It Sounds

We’ve seen a lot of data breaches lately, but this is one worth giving your undivided attention. On Monday, the question and answer site Quora announced that a third-party was able to gain access to virtually every data point the company keeps on 100 million users. Even if you don’t recall having a Quora account, you…

AT&T Will Now Keep Your Money If You Cancel TV or Internet in the Middle of a Billing Cycle AT&T Will Now Keep Your Money If You Cancel TV or Internet in the Middle of a Billing Cycle

It’s always been hard to find something to like about AT&T, and the list of options just got shorter.

69-Year-Old Troll Loses Case to Make Himself 20 Years Younger 69-Year-Old Troll Loses Case to Make Himself 20 Years Younger

Emile Ratelband, a 69-year-old man who has insisted he should be allowed to legally change his age to make himself 20-years younger, finally had his day in court. As of Monday, December 3, 2018, he is still legally 69 years old, and time will continue to have its way with him, just as it does for all of us.

Marriott Is Already Getting Sued Over Huge Data Breach Marriott Is Already Getting Sued Over Huge Data Breach

On Friday morning, the Marriott hotel chain disclosed that its Starwood reservation system had experienced one of the largest data breaches of all time. By Friday afternoon, a class action lawsuit was already filed in a U.S. District Court.

Marriott Claims Up to 500 Million Guests Had Their Records Hacked Marriott Claims Up to 500 Million Guests Had Their Records Hacked

Marriott, one of the world’s largest hotel chains, announced on Friday that it has experienced a jaw-dropping data breach that may have exposed the personal data of up to 500 million guests going all the way back to 2014.

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