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Motherboard:
Apple files DMCA notice to remove apparent iOS 9 “iBoot” source code, parts of which are likely used in iOS 11, from GitHub; experts say the code is authentic   —  Update, February 8, 08:27 a.m.: Apple filed a copyright takedown request with GitHub and forced the company to remove the code.
Feb 8, 2018, 10:55 AMIn context
Motherboard:
Sources detail Azimuth Security, a boutique hacking shop finding 0-days for Tor, iOS, Android, more, which counts agencies from Five Eyes countries as clients   —  At first glance, Azimuth Security looks like any other bustling startup.  Photos tweeted by the firm's co-founder show …
Feb 7, 2018, 3:55 PMIn context
Motherboard:
Pornhub says it's banning AI-generated fake porn videos because they're “nonconsensual”, yet such “deepfake” videos are still available via site search results   —  In its search of a platform that will host fake porn videos of celebrities created with a machine learning algorithm …
Feb 6, 2018, 3:25 PMIn context
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

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