Parler GPS Data Shows Users Posting from Military Bases

The analysis comes as Congress wants to know how much white supremacy has penetrated the military. | Continue reading | 10 hours ago

The English Language Wikipedia Just Had Its Billionth Edit

The free, open-source encyclopedia is a monument of human cooperation and collaboration. | Continue reading | 22 hours ago

Users Are Changing Their Online Dating Profiles to Say They Got Vaccinated

As the coronavirus vaccine becomes available to more of the population, more people are including it in their online dating profiles.  | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Developer Makes Interactive Map of Parler Videos from Capitol Hill Riots

The map is the first to allow people to easily see the videos taken at the Capitol Hill insurrection and saved from the Parler archive. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

His son allegedly bragged about being part of the riot. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Pirate Bay Founder Thinks Parler’s Inability to Stay Online Is 'Embarrassing'

Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi calls Parler’s face plant in the wake of its deplatforming 'embarrassing,' driven by 'egotism.' | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Taboola’s Content Chum Boxes Also Spread Disinformation

Twitter, Facebook, Google and others have all deplatformed Donald Trump, but chum boxes are still a widely used channel for spreading bad information. | Continue reading | 3 days ago

The hacker, donk_enby, explained that she only scraped what was publicly available: "I hope that it can be used to hold people accountable and to prevent more death." | Continue reading | 3 days ago

The Hacker Who Archived Parler Explains How She Did It (and What Comes Next)

The hacker, donk_enby, explained that she only scraped what was publicly available: "I hope that it can be used to hold people accountable and to prevent more death." | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Mining Parler metadata to pinpoint Capitol crimes

Technologists are using scripts and tools to now pull noteworthy content from the huge Parler dataset. | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Scientists Find More Evidence That Galaxies Are Synced Up in a 'Cosmic Web'

The oddly coherent motion of small satellite galaxies is challenging our accepted model of the universe. | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Salesforce ‘Takes Action’ to Prevent RNC Emails from Inciting Violence

The Donald Trump campaign has not used its millions-strong email list since the riots at the Capitol. Its email provider says it has taken action to prevent Republicans from using "our services in any way that could lead to violence." | Continue reading | 4 days ago

We don't know if a page on which says Donald J. Trump's term ended on 1/11/21 is a troll, a hack, a bug, or something else. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Turns out giving an internet-connected device control of your penis may not be the best idea ever. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Court Rules Deliveroo Used 'Discriminatory' Algorithm

An Italian court determined that companies can be held liable even if an algorithm unintentionally discriminates against a protected group. | Continue reading | 10 days ago

SMS Phishing Is Getting Out of Control

Consumers and security companies report a concerning increase in scams via text message phishing, also known as smishing. | Continue reading | 10 days ago

Lawmakers Blast Comcast’s Pointless, Greedy Broadband Caps

Broadband caps are little more than a cash grab that harms the most vulnerable during a crisis, lawmakers say. | Continue reading | 10 days ago

Incels Brutally Criticize Each Other's Faces (2018)

Lookism is the site "where looks matter," but the unhinged plastic surgery ideas exchanged by users suggest that's a big understatement. | Continue reading | 13 days ago

How to Create a 'Mindset Bubble' for the New Year

Instead of changing your goals again or doubling back on old ones, try changing the (mental) environment in which you're trying to pursue them. | Continue reading | 14 days ago

Talk to Yourself in the Third Person

Evidence suggests that there are real benefits of talking to yourself in the third person—in your head, not out loud. | Continue reading | 14 days ago

Is Instagram Spying on Me?

Advertisers bank on personalising ads, but this was too much. | Continue reading | 15 days ago

Baltimore police lied about almost every aspect of its spy plane program

The ACLU is suing to stop the program after an independent audit showed police made false statements about how mass-surveillance data was being used. | Continue reading | 17 days ago

Elon Musk Is Wrong. We Aren't Living in a Simulation (2016)

A simulated apple can't feed anybody, and other reality checks by a philosopher and a cognitive scientist. | Continue reading | 18 days ago

What's Mavis Beacon Up to These Days? (2015)

The true story of a typing application with a lady's face on the box. | Continue reading | 23 days ago

How to Be Bored

We might best know how to be bored once we understand what boredom really is. | Continue reading | 24 days ago

Amazon’s Surveillance Drones Violate FCC Rules. It's Time to Enforce Them

Home surveillance devices like Amazon Ring are already illegal, but the Republican-led FCC has done nothing to enforce its own rules. | Continue reading | 25 days ago

How the Moon’s Far Side Got Its Radioactive Spots

The mystery of why the near and far sides of the Moon are so different may be written in thorium, a weakly radioactive element. | Continue reading | 25 days ago

NYC’s Subway Used to Be for Everyone. What’s Going to Happen Now?

The subway is different from every other transit system in the country. If people think that's no longer true, it might not get the funding it needs. | Continue reading | 25 days ago

2k Parents Demand Major Academic Publisher Drop Proctorio Surveillance Tech

“We demand that McGraw Hill Publishing cease its performative allyship and end its peddling of racially-biased, invasive surveillance technology immediately” | Continue reading | 25 days ago

QAnon's Mysterious Leader 'Q' Is Multiple People

An analysis of Q’s cryptic posts found there are two distinct authors writing "Q drops," a finding that undermines the entire QAnon belief system. | Continue reading | 27 days ago

Researchers Have Achieved Sustained Long-Distance Quantum Teleportation

The breakthrough, made by researchers at Caltech, Fermilab and NASA, among others, is a step towards a practical quantum internet. | Continue reading | 29 days ago

Tiny Nuclear Reactors Are the Future of Energy

New nuclear reactor designs could bring far more widespread use and public acceptance of this powerful form of energy. | Continue reading | 29 days ago

WTF Is Wearable Ketamine?

To fight opioid addiction, a biomedical startup is developing a wearable Bluetooth device that administers ketamine like an insulin pump. | Continue reading | 29 days ago

America’s Nuclear Agency Has Been Hacked

The federal government breach extended to the Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration. | Continue reading | 29 days ago

Cannabis can help bees to save their dying populations

Canna-bees! | Continue reading | 1 month ago

The Lawyer Working to Dismantle the World’s Nuclear Weapons

Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, dreams of a world free from the threat of nuclear war. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

He Sold a Meteorite That Hit His Home. Then Things Got Weird

Josua Hutagalung became an overnight celebrity in Indonesia. But did he really get rich? | Continue reading | 1 month ago

The Movie Theater as We Know It Is Dying. We Can Make Something Better

The pandemic has forced movie theaters to change or die. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

The Engineer Who Helped Launch a New Era in Human Spaceflight

Nicole Jordan serves as NASA’s mission manager on SpaceX Crew-1, which is the first operational crew to reach the International Space Station on a commercial vehicle. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

A Data-Driven Guide to Whether a Machine Will Be Doing Your Job by 2025

Humans and machines will clock the same work hours by 2025 (and other startling findings from the World Economic Forum’s ‘Future of Jobs 2020’ report). | Continue reading | 1 month ago

DHS Believes Our Reliance on GPS ‘Poses a Risk to National Security’

A 2013 report, newly unearthed under access to information laws, shows how GPS is vulnerable to disruption. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

iPhone Manufacturing Workers Allegedly Arrested/Beaten in India During Protests

Around 60-70 workers were allegedly injured Saturday as they protested against a two-month absence of pay. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

The Psychiatric 'Wonder Drug' That Almost No One Is Using

Clozapine could save the lives of suicidal schizophrenic people who aren't responding to other treatments. So why are so few doctors using it? | Continue reading | 1 month ago

The Next Pandemic Could Come from an American Factory Farm

"If you have several thousand hogs packed in together and they're all genetically largely the same, that selects for the most virulent pathogens." | Continue reading | 1 month ago

We Need to Tackle the Carbon Emissions of the Wealthy

A new report from Oxfam calls on European regulators to tackle the carbon emissions of the wealthy while supporting marginalized communities. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Facial Recognition Is Running Amok in China. The People Are Pushing Back

China’s first lawsuit against facial recognition was a victory for privacy advocates. But there’s a limit to how far they can push against surveillance. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Nearly All of Wikipedia Is Written by Just 1 Percent of Its Editors (2017)

Researchers found that 77 percent of Wikipedia articles are written by 1 percent of Wikipedia editors, and they think this is probably for the best. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Apple and Google Push Location Tracker X-Mode Out of App Stores

The move comes after Motherboard’s investigation into how X-Mode gathered data from a hugely popular Muslim app. | Continue reading | 1 month ago