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Why Did Slack Win Out Over IRC, Anyway?

Internet Relay Chat beat Slack to real-time chat by decades and helped define much of our early online culture, yet way more people use Slack. Why is that?
Ernie Smith
2.13.18
Maximal Function
Maximal Function

Six Tricks to Get the Most Out of WhatsApp

We compiled the best codes, tricks, and add-ons to help you have a lot more fun with the messaging app.
Richard Diesing
8.22.17
short circuit
short circuit

Snowden’s Favorite Cloud Service Now Has a Group Chat App

The cloud service that earned Edward Snowden's trust is now taking on the likes of Slack.
Yael Grauer
6.30.16
News
News

Snowden’s Favorite Chat App Is Coming to Your Computer

The easy-to-use encryption chat app Signal is now available as a Chrome app for beta testers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.2.15
Facebook
Facebook

Facebook's Personal Assistant Is Real, and You Can Talk to It Like a Friend

"It's powered by artificial intelligence that's trained and supervised by people."
Matthew Braga
8.26.15
Music
Music

Tim Hortons' 'EHmojis' Suck, So Here's Some That Don't

Here are some 'EHmojis' that Canadians can actually use.
Jordan Pearson
6.26.15
News
News

Google Confirms Cops Can Wiretap Your Hangouts

Your Google Hangouts might not be as secure as you think.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.11.15
crime
crime

Why Did It Take the FBI 90 Days to Arrest a Would-Be Campus Shooter?

A student made a threat online about "shooting up" his school in three days, but it took the feds three months to arrest him.
Daniel Stuckey
8.27.14
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

How to Win Passwords and Hackfluence Corporations: An Interview with a Social Engineer

After I stopped freaking out about how security is an illusion and no one is safe from people like Ghost, he explained to me how he operates in this crazily intrusive line of work.
Angela Hennessy
7.10.13
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

All Eyes Are on WeChat, Including the Chinese Government's

The Chinese social media app is 300 million strong and growing. It's also really fun. But how safe is your data?
Eveline Chao
3.14.13