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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
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Sources: WikiLeaks asks tech firms to agree to conditions before receiving details of CIA zero-days   —  Last week, WikiLeaks promised it would share the technical details and code of the hacking tools that the CIA has allegedly developed against Google, Apple, Microsoft and other tech companies.
Mar 17, 2017, 6:50 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Teen quiz app Wishbone compromised, exposing names of users, 2.2M email addresses, and 287K phone numbers after hackers took contents of unprotected database   —  A popular social networking app that allows users to create and vote on simple two-choice quizzes lost millions of users records …
Mar 15, 2017, 6:50 PMIn context
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
Nebraska state senator warns that Apple is opposing the state's proposed “right to repair” bill; similar bills are making their way through 7 other states   —  Apple is inventing new and interesting arguments to prevent you from fixing your iPhone: It's lobbying Nebraska lawmakers to kill …
Feb 18, 2017, 8:20 PMIn context

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