CCC

Hackers Make a Fake Hand to Beat Vein Authentication

Security researchers disclosed new work at the Chaos Communication Congress showing how hackers can bypass vein based authentication.
Joseph Cox
Max Hoppenstedt
12.27.18
Facebook

Sources: Facebook Has Fired Multiple Employees for Snooping on Users

This week Facebook terminated an employee who allegedly abused their work-given data access to stalk women. Several sources told Motherboard about the access employees and contractors for the social media giant have.
Joseph Cox
Max Hoppenstedt
5.2.18
Facebook

A Visit to Facebook's Recently Opened Center for Deleting Content

Our tour of one of Germany's new content moderation centers gave us a look at Facebook’s content moderation—and what it means for the people who have to enforce its deletion rules.
Max Hoppenstedt
1.2.18
Culture

Meet the Urban Explorers Who Party in Moscow's Underground Tunnels

Having a cigarette underneath Red Square.
Max Hoppenstedt
8.18.15
Culture

Then the SWAT Team Rolls Up: Was a Darknet Arms Dealer Arrested on Campus?

Undercover cops arrested a 25-year-old engineering student for dealing weapons internationally.
Max Hoppenstedt
3.16.15
videos

The Fastest Bicycle on Earth

In this episode of Upgrade, we meet the Dutch team behind the VeloX3, which holds the world speed record for pedal-powered bikes.
Max Hoppenstedt
12.3.14
videos

This Kid Plans to Rid Oceans of Plastic Using Giant Nets and Natural Gyres

Twenty-year-old Boyan Slat plans to rid oceans of plastic using giant nets and natural gyres. It would be the largest structure ever built on the high seas.
Max Hoppenstedt
9.24.14
Motherboard Blog

The DIY Cyborg

Humanity just made a large, DIY step towards a time when everyone can upgrade themselves towards being a cyborg.
Max Hoppenstedt
10.31.13