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Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Investigation finds ~70 “creepshot” Tumblr blogs including one with ~11K followers and 53K+ interactions; Tumblr hasn't removed any blogs found in investigation   —  After Reddit famously banned the creepshots sub-reddit, which shared non-consensual, revealing photos of women …
Mar 16, 2018, 10:30 PMIn context
Daniel Oberhaus / Motherboard:
Plattsburgh, NY imposes an 18-month moratorium on bitcoin mining for new commercial operations, after residents complained of increased electricity bills   —  Plattsburgh, New York has imposed an 18-month moratorium on Bitcoin mining to prevent miners from using all the city's cheap electricity.
Mar 15, 2018, 10:15 PMIn context
Jordan Pearson / Motherboard:
Reddit has banned cryptocurrency ads since “early 2016”; some cryptocurrency ads from programmatic ad platforms still appear, which are removed when found   —  Google, Facebook, and Reddit have now all banned cryptocurrency and ICO advertising on their platforms.  —  Screengrabs: YouTube, Reddit.
Mar 14, 2018, 5:20 PMIn context
Rian Wanstreet / Motherboard:
American farmers, threatened by big data, proprietary systems, and restrictive EULA agreements, hack their own machines to fight back   —  Big data, proprietary systems, and restrictive EULA agreements threaten farmers, but the right to repair movement shows they are fighting back.
Mar 11, 2018, 2:20 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
FBI arrests CEO of Phantom Secure, which allegedly customized smartphones for criminals by removing mic and camera, routing encrypted comms via overseas servers   —  Phantom Secure is one of the most infamous companies in the secure phone industry.  Sources and court documents detail …
Mar 10, 2018, 1:10 PMIn context
Kim Zetter / Motherboard:
Researchers show how hackers with physical access could install malware by bypassing the lock protection on Windows machines using Cortana voice commands   —  Two independent Israeli researchers found a way for an attacker to bypass the lock protection on Windows machines and install malware by using voice commands directed at Cortana.
Mar 7, 2018, 8:05 AMIn context
Motherboard:
Researchers say IOTA, a cryptocurrency project with a $5B+ market cap, has major security flaws; IOTA devs try to deflect claim with questionable responses   —  Leaked emails between IOTA developers and researchers have landed the cryptocurrency in hot water.
Mar 4, 2018, 7:40 PMIn context
Karl Bode / Motherboard:
Google Fiber deployment has slowed due to high costs, challenges from politically powerful incumbent ISPs, and the potential of next-gen wireless broadband   —  Google's ‘pause’ is driven largely by executive frustrations with fiber deployment costs and a fascination with the potential of next-generation wireless.
Mar 4, 2018, 2:05 AMIn context
Motherboard:
Critics say FCC's new National Broadband Map, like its previous iteration, overstates available ISPs, lists inaccurate data about speeds, and lacks pricing info   —  At the core of the problem is, unsurprisingly, the influence of deep-pocketed telecom operators on lawmakers and regulators.
Feb 25, 2018, 5:55 AMIn context
Motherboard:
SpaceX launches first test satellites for its proposed Starlink broadband project, which aims to link up many small satellites to provide reliable internet   —  The goal, to create a constellation of more than 12,000 satellites, is part of a project called Starlink.  —  Another day, another SpaceX launch.
Feb 22, 2018, 12:25 PMIn context

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