San Francisco Police Are Using Driverless Cars as Mobile Surveillance Cameras

“Autonomous vehicles are recording their surroundings continuously and have the potential to help with investigative leads,” an internal training document states. | Continue reading | 8 days ago

The Unstoppable Rise of the Internet Scammer

There's a flavour of fraud for everyone, whether you're an Instagram hacker, a Depop grifter or a fake deliveryman. | Continue reading | 8 days ago

‘It's a Bloodbath’: The Crypto Crash Is Real

Bitcoin has shed more than half its value and a multi-billion-dollar "stablecoin" has imploded, but investors aren't buying that crypto is dead. | Continue reading | 8 days ago

Television Is in a Showrunning Crisis

More and different kinds of people can now aspire to TV’s most important job—but streaming and COVID have set them up to fail. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Some Star Wars buttons you may have missed

A long time ago, an interface far, far away. | Continue reading | 13 days ago

AI Identifies 160 Possible 'Crews' of Criminal Cops in Chicago

The identified groups make up less than 4 percent of Chicago's police force but account for a quarter of all complaints, settlements, and shootings. | Continue reading | 14 days ago

Location Data Firm Provides Heat Maps of Where Abortion Clinic Visitors Live allowed anyone to freely create an account and start using its visualized data to see where visitors to Planned Parenthood facilities approximately live. | Continue reading | 14 days ago

Anarchist Collective Shares Instructions to Make DIY Abortion Pills

DIY medicine collectives are preparing for the horrifying prospect that Roe v. Wade will be overturned. | Continue reading | 15 days ago

Living in a Stranger's Abandoned House Might Be Your Best Rental Option

Squatters say more people are joining them. | Continue reading | 15 days ago

The Billionaire Running for US Senate to Ban Elon Musk’s Self-Driving Cars

Dan O’Dowd won’t talk about housing, inflation, or COVID-19—just Tesla and “cyber Armageddon.” | Continue reading | 15 days ago

People Keep Pulling Guns and Bombs Out of Canals

Machine guns, hand grenades and hunting rifles have all been found by the magnet fishers who trawl Britain's waterways for fun. | Continue reading | 16 days ago

The Supreme Court Leaks All the Time

the original Roe v Wade ruling was leaked too, published in Time hours before it was announced # | Continue reading | 16 days ago

Scientists Discover Method to Break Down Plastic in Days, Not Centuries

Scientists modified an enzyme that can break down plastic in one week to create fresh material for new products. | Continue reading | 16 days ago

Data Broker Is Selling Location Data of People Who Visit Abortion Clinics

It costs just over $160 to get a week's worth of data on where people who visited Planned Parenthood came from, and where they went afterwards. | Continue reading | 16 days ago

CDC tracked millions of phones to see if Americans followed lockdown orders

Newly released documents showed the CDC planned to use phone location data to monitor schools and churches, and wanted to use the data for many non-COVID-19 purposes too. | Continue reading | 17 days ago

Internal Government Report Shows Why Arecibo Couldn’t Be Saved

Officials warned of a “catastrophic failure” just days before the iconic observatory collapsed in December 2020. | Continue reading | 17 days ago

New Video Game Lets You Drive Ukraine's Fearsome Tractors

A symbol of Ukrainian resistance is now a bona fide video game star. | Continue reading | 17 days ago

Bored Ape Virtual Land Sale Breaks Ethereum, Wastes $180M in Fees

Yuga Labs' Otherside sale sparked a "gas war" that wasted millions and clogged up Ethereum, resulting in failed transactions. | Continue reading | 17 days ago

LAPD Veterans’ Harrowing ‘Pokemon Go’ Battle That Got Them Fired

Read "dishonesty.pdf," the harrowing transcript of two LAPD officers trying to capture Snorlax in ‘Pokémon Go’ while ignoring a robbery. | Continue reading | 17 days ago

Val Broeksmit, Deutsche Bank, and the Birth of a New Conspiracy Theory

Broeksmit, the whistleblower found dead in Los Angeles this week, was recently arrested for allegedly threatening employees at his old apartment complex. | Continue reading | 18 days ago

Facing Protests, Amazon Makes Cell Phone Access at Warehouses Permanent

The concession to warehouse workers follows the first union victory at an Amazon warehouse in US history. | Continue reading | 21 days ago

Netflix Lays Off the Journalists It Just Hired

It was not immediately clear how many employees Netflix laid off or if it plans to continue the website. | Continue reading | 21 days ago

‘I'm His Pig’: Dril Responds to Elon Musk Buying Twitter

Twitter’s premier poster shared his thoughts with us on the recent sale of the social media platform. | Continue reading | 22 days ago

'Bloodworms' harvest copper for metal jaws

"I had recently read Frank Herbert’s Dune, so I jumped at the opportunity to work with real life sand worms," said the study's lead author. | Continue reading | 23 days ago

It's the Billionaires' Internet, and We're Just Posting on It

You won't find liberation on a platform owned by this or that billionaire. | Continue reading | 23 days ago

If You Want to Leave Twitter Because of Elon Musk, These Are Your Options

There isn’t a site that can replace Twitter that is exactly like Twitter, but you have options for a slower, possibly better, social media experience. | Continue reading | 24 days ago

The Rise of Netflix Competitors Has Pushed Consumers Back Toward Piracy

BitTorrent usage has bounced back because there's too many streaming services, and too much exclusive content. | Continue reading | 25 days ago

How to Not Be Boring, According to a Psychologist Who Researches Boredom

He’s also come up with a list of jobs considered the most boring by people. Is yours on it? | Continue reading | 26 days ago

Watch an Autopiloted Tesla Crash into a Multimillion-Dollar Jet

A Tesla Model Y with no one in the driver’s seat appears to have hit a private jet on a tarmac. | Continue reading | 26 days ago

Young People Are Lonelier Than Ever

30 percent say they don’t know how to make new friends and they’ve never felt more alone. | Continue reading | 28 days ago

Government-Funded Research into Worm Holes, Anti-Gravity and Invisibility Cloaks

The government is looking into worm holes, anti-gravity, and invisibility cloaks, according to documents obtained by Motherboard through FOIA. | Continue reading | 28 days ago

Wind Power Surpasses Coal, Nuclear as Power Generation Source in US

For an entire day, wind power became the second-largest source of electricity in the country for the first time in recorded history. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Lawsuit Targets Company That Harvests Location Data from 50M Cars

Last year as part of a Motherboard investigation, experts said Otonomo could face legal issues. Now the company is facing a class action lawsuit. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

US Adds Axie Infinity Hacker to North Korea Sanctions List

The hackers stole $624 million from the game’s Ronin Network bridge in one of the largest crypto hacks of all time. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Cryptocurrency Gave Birth to the Ransomware Epidemic

Ransomware gangs are targeting everyone from large and small businesses and government agencies to hospitals and schools. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Multiple People Shot and Explosive Devices Found in Brooklyn Subway Stop

Multiple people were shot and “several” undetonated explosive devices were discovered in a subway station in Brooklyn on Tuesday morning. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Ukrainian Twitch Stars Are Streaming the War to Their Russian Audience

Twitch is one of the few platforms Ukrainians can use to speak directly to the Russian people. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

The Secret Art Gallery Where Millionaires Buy Dinosaurs and Rare Objects

Meteorites, spacesuits and Hollywood memorabilia: Everything can be bought at Theatrum Mundi, if you have the cash. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Prepper Is Building a Post-Apocalyptic Internet

One engineer has built a new communications protocol that he says is resistant to disaster and central points of failure. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Amtrak Is Streaming an Empty Railroad on Twitch

Amtrak wants to run two round-trip trains a day between Mobile and New Orleans. Freight companies are fighting it. So Amtrak is taking it to Twitch. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Bizarre Phenomenon of Subliminal YouTube Videos (2019)

Millions of people think watching "subliminals" will make them grow taller and manifest money, but some say YouTubers are hiding dark messages in their videos. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Russian State TV Has Found a New Home on Gab

Days after YouTube kicked Kremlin-backed Russia Today off its platform, the propaganda network found a new home on the far-right social network. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

OpenSea ‘Sitting on Ticking Bomb’ as Lawsuits Pile Up over Stolen Apes

The NFT marketplace is now facing at least three lawsuits over stolen cartoon apes after a new complaint was filed this week. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Police Records Show Women Are Being Stalked with Apple AirTags Across Country

Motherboard obtained reports of stalking, harassment, and abuse using Airtags, targeting victims of intimate partner violence. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

It's Time to Start Studying the Downside of Psychedelics

Before psychedelic therapy and services becomes widely available, there needs to be a better understanding of all the ways these experiences can go wrong. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Wtch This: Unravelling the Mystery Behind a Secret YouTube URL

Go and replace “watch” in any YouTube video URL with “wtch” and see what happens. I set out to find why. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Post Office

The Office of Inspector General found the agency did not have legal authority for searches in its "iCOP" surveillance program. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

What Does It Mean to Have a ‘Weird’ Brain in the Age of Neurodiversity?

Does a movement that pushes us to accept all cognitive and mental differences help people feel better? | Continue reading | 1 month ago