Edward Snowden Explains Why the CIA Just Made an Instagram

"They get Twitter accounts. Instagram accounts (with) puppies and everything like that, because they want to be friendly. They want to be on your side."
Ben Makuch
9 hours ago

Microsoft Employees Support Chinese Developers Fighting for Fair Labor Practices

Thirty employees at Microsoft and GitHub stood in solidarity with the Chinese tech labor protest 996.ICU.
Sarah Emerson
10 hours ago
Game of Thrones

'Game of Thrones' Shows Why We Need to Back Up Human Civilization

The newest episode of ‘Game of Thrones’ plays on real world anxieties about data corruption and erasure.
Becky Ferreira
11 hours ago

DataCamp Teachers Boycott Their Own Classes Following Sexual Misconduct by Executive

Instructors say that the online data science learning platform has failed to meaningfully address an incident that happened at a company gathering in 2017.
Arielle Gordon
11 hours ago

Extreme Violence in 'Mortal Kombat 11' Still Feels Wrong, and That's a Good Thing

Despite the moral panic of the 1990s, playing decades of 'Mortal Kombat' hasn't numbed me to the game's extreme violence, which is precisely why it still works.
Matthew Gault
13 hours ago

Edward Snowden: Assange’s Arrest and the Mueller Report Show a ‘Two-Tiered System of Justice’

In this week's CYBER podcast, we sat down with Edward Snowden to talk about his life in Russia, Julian Assange, and press freedom.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
13 hours ago

It Looks Like a Tesla Model S Just Exploded in a Chinese Parking Garage

A CCTV video has captured what appears to be a Tesla Model S self-combusting in a Shanghai parking lot.
Sarah Emerson
14 hours ago
A Song of Ice & Fire

'Game of Thrones' Is Turning Into a Generic Video Game Plot

Increasingly, ‘Game of Thrones’ has taken storytelling cues from video games like 'Mass Effect' and 'The Witcher.'
Matthew Gault
15 hours ago

Disc-Free Gaming Is an Archival Nightmare

Will corporate control erode game history?
Carly Kocurek
18 hours ago

‘WannaCry Hero’ Marcus Hutchins Pleads Guilty to Making Banking Malware

The researcher who helped stop the WannaCry ransomware pleaded guilty to two counts of hacking for writing banking malware in 2014.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3 days ago

Thousands of Bees Living on Notre Dame’s Roof Survived the Fire

“I wouldn’t call it a miracle but I’m very, very happy.”
Sarah Emerson
4 days ago

Southern California Gets Ten Times As Many Earthquakes As We Thought

More than 1.81 million tiny quakes hit the region in nearly ten years.
Sarah Emerson
4 days ago