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Kaleigh Rogers / Motherboard:
How local Detroit non-profits are building infrastructure, mixing fiber and wireless, to deliver the Internet to underserved communities   —  40 percent of Detroit residents don't have any access to internet at all.  —  Being stuck without access to the internet is often thought of as a problem only for rural America.
Nov 19, 2017, 3:45 PMIn context
Jordan Pearson / Motherboard:
Ethereum startup Parity says it knew about flaw in multi-signature wallets for months but didn't address it, leading to $150M+ in lost ether   —  After someone going by “Devops199” managed to permanently lock up millions of dollars worth of other people's Ethereum funds last week …
Nov 15, 2017, 3:15 PMIn context
Daniel Oberhaus / Motherboard:
Study of 250M Wikipedia edits over 10 years shows that 1% of editors produce 77% of the site's content; ~40% of top 1% of editors bow out every five weeks   —  When Wikipedia was launched in 2001 by Jimmy Wales, an entrepreneur who cut his teeth linking to internet porn in the 90s …
Nov 8, 2017, 2:40 PMIn context
Louise Matsakis / Motherboard:
Twitter's list of Russian trolls that it supplied to Congress included an account run by a real US citizen   —  Robert Delaware is now part of the Congressional record, despite having no apparent ties to Russia.  —  Robert Delaware is a US citizen, a former Microsoft contractor, and an avid Freedom of Information Request (FOIA) filer.
Nov 5, 2017, 10:55 PMIn context
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
Play-by-play account of how iFixit planned for and executed its iPhone X teardown   —  We went to Australia to learn how—and why—iFixit does its electronics teardowns.  —  “Just so we're both completely clear: We've spent most of the week flying to Australia to stand in line to buy …
Nov 4, 2017, 2:10 AMIn context
Christopher Malmo / Motherboard:
Average Bitcoin transaction uses 215 KWh of energy, enough to run an average US house for nearly a week; there are currently 300K Bitcoin transactions per day   —  Bitcoin's surge in price has sent its electricity consumption soaring.  —  Bitcoin's incredible price run to break over $7,000 …
Nov 2, 2017, 9:55 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Researcher recounts warning Equifax about vulnerability on public-facing site that exposed user data months before breach, six months before Equifax patched   —  Months before its catastrophic data breach, a security researcher warned Equifax that it was vulnerable to the kind of attack …
Oct 26, 2017, 12:05 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
New “Bad Rabbit” ransomware targets corp networks in Ukraine, Turkey, Germany, infects devices through hacked Russian media sites using NotPetya type methods   —  A new wave of ransomware has hit several targets in Russia and Eastern Europe on Tuesday, according to media reports and several security companies.
Oct 24, 2017, 3:20 PMIn context
Jordan Pearson / Motherboard:
The second Bitcoin fork, called Bitcoin Gold, is taking place without initial support of major exchanges; the code for it won't be made public until Nov. 1   —  When a group of Bitcoin users and companies split the digital currency into two different versions in August, it was an unprecedented event …
Oct 24, 2017, 12:15 AMIn context
Sophie Daniel / Motherboard:
Physical penetration tester and infosec consultant on how she uses social engineering to gain access into high security facilities   —  Sophie is a physical penetration tester and information security consultant.  She specializes in social engineering security assessments including physical, voice (vishing) and text (phishing).
Oct 22, 2017, 1:55 PMIn context

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