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Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Profile of Harlo Holmes, an activist developer who helps journalists learn how to use the anonymous whistleblower platform SecureDrop and to stay safe online   —  Harlo Holmes helps journalists learn how to use the anonymous whistleblower platform SecureDrop and how to stay safe online.  —  Rei Watanabe
Jan 28, 2018, 10:10 PMIn context
Samantha Cole / Motherboard:
The rise of AI-assisted tools like FakeApp have made it easy for users with no technical background to create convincing face-swap porn videos   —  In December, Motherboard discovered a redditor named ‘deepfakes’ quietly enjoying his hobby: Face-swapping celebrity faces onto porn performers' bodies.
Jan 25, 2018, 9:15 AMIn context
Karl Bode / Motherboard:
Analysis shows 750+ communities across US run community-owned broadband networks in some form; municipal governments and cooperatives have been key to growth   —  A new map shows that more communities than ever are building their own broadband networks to end big telecom's monopoly.
Jan 24, 2018, 6:05 PMIn context
Matthew Gault / Motherboard:
A look at VRChat, a free app for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive with over 1.5M installs on Steam, which lets users create and explore virtual worlds with other people   —  It was in the depths of the Mickey Mouse dungeon, the music of the Mouse's rap album coursing through my headphones, that I decided VRChat was brilliant.
Jan 22, 2018, 4:20 AMIn context
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
After initial rejection, Apple approves Wehe, an app that detects net neutrality violations by testing download speeds and video throttling in seven apps   —  Update: Apple backed off.  —  Update: After this article was published, Apple told Dave Choffnes that his iPhone app …
Jan 19, 2018, 12:35 PMIn context
Karl Bode / Motherboard:
Harvard study: community-owned broadband prices are up to 50% cheaper than lowest-cost services offered by private ISPs, are more transparent and less confusing   —  A new study out of Harvard once again makes it clear why incumbent ISPs like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T are so terrified by the idea …
Jan 15, 2018, 1:15 AMIn context
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
Facebook's News Feed changes are good for media industry in the long term; journalism engineered to be picked by an algorithm is not journalism, it's marketing   —  Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told the New York Times that the social network will revamp its news feed to emphasize …
Jan 12, 2018, 9:35 AMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Bitcoin wallet app Electrum had a critical flaw for two years that would let attackers remotely steal bitcoins; flaw went unpatched for weeks after discovery   —  Developers left the vulnerability unpatched for months after being alerted.  —  For almost two years, hackers could have easily stolen …
Jan 10, 2018, 9:20 AMIn context
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
Motherboard and Vice to build and document a Brooklyn community internet that will connect to NYC mesh network and will not rely on a traditional ISP   —  The net neutrality battle has been exhausting.  It has come at enormous cost in time, energy, attention, and money.
Dec 14, 2017, 10:25 PMIn context
Michael Byrne / Motherboard:
Notre Dame study finds 73% of posts on Reddit are voted on by users that haven't clicked through to view the content   —  And the world makes a little more sense.  —  It's probably not at all surprising that most content posted to Reddit is voted on more or less blindly.
Dec 3, 2017, 7:10 AMIn context

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