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Anonymous Hacker Sentenced After Dropping USB While Throwing Molotov Cocktail Anonymous Hacker Sentenced After Dropping USB While Throwing Molotov Cocktail

If you’re going to commit crimes in public, it’s probably smart to secure anything on your person that connects you to other crimes.

These Prisons Are Banning Books That Teach Inmates How to Code These Prisons Are Banning Books That Teach Inmates How to Code

The Oregon Department of Corrections [DOC] has barred inmates from reading dozens of books about technology and programming—many of which teach basic skills for many entry-level jobs.

Amazon Considers Adding ‘Surveillance as a Service’ to Delivery Drones Because Maybe Every Product Should Monitor Us Amazon Considers Adding ‘Surveillance as a Service’ to Delivery Drones Because Maybe Every Product Should Monitor Us

It’s become abundantly clear that Amazon is interested in incorporating surveillance into many of its products and services—through the internet, in our homes, and from the sky.

Christian Group Claims Thousands of People Signed Its Petition Demanding Netflix Cancel Amazon's Good Omens Christian Group Claims Thousands of People Signed Its Petition Demanding Netflix Cancel Amazon's Good Omens

A Christian group known as Return to Order has been running a campaign to urge Netflix to remove the show Good Omens, which was released on Amazon.

Google Claims It's Fixing Issue That Let Used Nest Cam Sellers Spy on New Owners Google Claims It's Fixing Issue That Let Used Nest Cam Sellers Spy on New Owners

It’s probably a bad idea to buy used connected devices because it can be difficult to determine who could still be connected to that device.

Magic Leap Claims Ex-Engineer Stole AR Secrets For Chinese Company Magic Leap Claims Ex-Engineer Stole AR Secrets For Chinese Company

For years, Magic Leap operated in complete secrecy—not even revealing to the public what products or services it planned on producing. The clandestine approach created a strange mythos around the startup that finally started to clear at the end of 2017 when the company announced its flagship product, an augmented…

Boeing Says It's Open to Changing the Name of the 737 Max to Something That's Not Associated With Plane Crashes Boeing Says It's Open to Changing the Name of the 737 Max to Something That's Not Associated With Plane Crashes

After three months of being grounded following two fatal crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia, the 737 Max may be up for a rebranding.

New York State Set to Legalize Electric Scooters and Bikes New York State Set to Legalize Electric Scooters and Bikes

New York City just got one step closer to being plagued with the piles of electric bikes and scooters that clutter the sidewalks of lesser cities. This is going to be a shitshow.

Genius Claims It Busted Google Stealing by Hiding a Secret Code in Lyrics That Spells 'Red Handed' Genius Claims It Busted Google Stealing by Hiding a Secret Code in Lyrics That Spells 'Red Handed'

For the first few years of its existence, Genius (formerly Rap Genius) featured annotated song lyrics on its platform without permission of music publishers. Now Genius is accusing Google of stealing its content without permission. And it’s used an ingenious mechanism to catch Google in the act.

Facebook Will Now Rank Your Comments So Its Dumbass Website Can Be 'More Meaningful' Facebook Will Now Rank Your Comments So Its Dumbass Website Can Be 'More Meaningful'

Facebook is a disease, but it’s still trying to be “more meaningful.”

Police Let Mom Keep Feeding Son Bleach After She Showed Them YouTube Videos, Doctor Approval Police Let Mom Keep Feeding Son Bleach After She Showed Them YouTube Videos, Doctor Approval

Search YouTube for “Miracle Mineral Solution” or “MMS” and you will find a trove of videos about how consuming bleach will treat various illnesses—acne, flu, malaria, HIV, hepatitis, cancer, and autism.

Report: Almost Every American Is Incapable of Staring at Just One Screen Report: Almost Every American Is Incapable of Staring at Just One Screen

When’s the last time you watched TV without pulling out your phone to rage tweet or fall down a Wikipedia-hole inspired by a show?

Will Self-Driving Cars Turn People Into Even Bigger Assholes? Will Self-Driving Cars Turn People Into Even Bigger Assholes?

People like to fuck with Uber self-driving cars, according to an executive leading the autonomous program.

Popular Soccer App Spied on Fans Through Phone Microphone to Catch Bars Pirating Game Streams Popular Soccer App Spied on Fans Through Phone Microphone to Catch Bars Pirating Game Streams

Spain’s data protection agency has fined La Liga, the nation’s top professional soccer league, 250,000 euros ($283,000 USD) for using the league’s phone app to spy on its fans. With millions of downloads, the app was reportedly being used to surveil bars in an effort to catch establishments playing matches on…

Snapchat Gender Swap Used to Catch Cop Who Was Allegedly Looking to Hook Up With Underage Girl Snapchat Gender Swap Used to Catch Cop Who Was Allegedly Looking to Hook Up With Underage Girl

A 20-year-old college student used the Snapchat gender-swap filter to catfish a cop on Tinder, in a creative act of vigilante justice.

For Sale: Have I Been Pwned For Sale: Have I Been Pwned

Security researcher Troy Hunt revealed on Tuesday that he is planning to sell his data breach service Have I Been Pwned (HIPB).

YouTube Starts Banning Fake 'Rescue' Videos of Snakes Attacking Puppies and Kittens YouTube Starts Banning Fake 'Rescue' Videos of Snakes Attacking Puppies and Kittens

Warning: This post contains descriptions of videos depicting animal cruelty.

Russia Plans to Block Major VPNs as Next Step in Closing Up Internet Russia Plans to Block Major VPNs as Next Step in Closing Up Internet

Russia is getting closer to implementing the sort of internet regulations that exist under the Great Firewall of China. Earlier this year, internet providers began preparing to conduct tests to find out if Russia can build an internet disconnected from the rest of the world. Now, Russia plans to block major VPN…

Jeff Bezos Outlines Plan to Colonize Space, Interrupted by Chicken Protestor Jeff Bezos Outlines Plan to Colonize Space, Interrupted by Chicken Protestor

This week Amazon is hosting its first Re:Mars conference, a Las Vegas event where researchers, executives, and Tony Stark are discussing AI and space travel. During Thursday’s events, burgeoning evil mastermind and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos tested out large robotic hands and described his plans to create an infrastructure…

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