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Daniel Oberhaus / Motherboard:
Study: after switching exclusively to HTTPS, Wikipedia saw fewer instances of government censorship   —  Harvard researchers found fewer instances of Wikipedia censorship after the site started encrypting all of its traffic.  —  “Knowledge is power,” as the old saying goes …
May 29, 2017, 11:30 AMIn context
Rita Katz / Motherboard:
How ISIS and other terrorist groups evade YouTube's censors: unlisting explicit videos from search, linking to explicit content in video descriptions, more   —  Other jihadi propaganda on the video-sharing platform may be visually more low-key, but are just as insidious in their own ways.
May 27, 2017, 2:00 AMIn context
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
Lobbying records in New York state show Apple, Verizon, and tech trade orgs oppose the Fair Repair Act that would prohibit software locks that restrict repairs   —  Behind the scenes, Apple is trying to kill legislation that would make it easier for normal people to fix iPhones.
May 19, 2017, 8:15 AMIn context
Sam Gustin / Motherboard:
John Oliver urges internet users to defend net neutrality again   —  HBO comedian John Oliver is a strong supporter of net neutrality, the principle that all internet content should be treated equally.  He made that clear in 2014 when he urged viewers to flood the Federal Communications Commission's website …
May 8, 2017, 10:40 AMIn context
Motherboard:
A look at Retina-X and FlexiSpy, spyware companies whose surveillance software is used by ordinary people to tap each other's phones   —  This story is part of When Spies Come Home, a Motherboard series about powerful surveillance software ordinary people use to spy on their loved ones.
Apr 19, 2017, 9:30 AMIn context
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
Stanford and Princeton researchers create ad-blocker that uses computer vision and evades all known anti ad-blockers, available as a proof of concept on Chrome   —  A team of Princeton and Stanford University researchers has fundamentally reinvented how ad-blocking works …
Apr 15, 2017, 12:00 PMIn context
Taylor Wofford / Motherboard:
Current and former insiders of Something Awful, which was founded in 1999, on how forums on the site presaged current internet culture   —  I sometimes suspect that we're seeing something in the Internet as significant as the birth of cities.  It's something that profound and with that sort of infinite possibilities.
Apr 8, 2017, 12:40 PMIn context
Kim Zetter / Motherboard:
Security expert Amihai Neiderman says he's found 40 zero-day flaws in Tizen, Samsung's OS that runs on phones, smartwatches, and over 30M smart TVs   —  Last month, the CIA got a lot of attention when WikiLeaks published internal documents purporting to show how the spy agency can monitor people through their Samsung smart TVs.
Apr 3, 2017, 11:35 AMIn context
Sarah Jeong / Motherboard:
Twitter has botched its new @-reply feature by hiding nuance that comes with ordered usernames and making it onerous to untag people   —  Twitter has rolled out its new @-replies to me about three or four times now, ambushing me with its unspeakable badness on the iPhone app or web Twitter.
Mar 30, 2017, 5:00 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
WikiLeaks releases mostly decade-old documents detailing CIA techniques for compromising Mac PCs and iOS devices using EFI, UEFI, and firmware malware   —  Earlier this month, when WikiLeaks dumped a cache of hundreds of secret documents allegedly detailing the CIA's hacking operations …
Mar 23, 2017, 11:35 AMIn context

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