egypt

Cheese

This 3,200 Year Old Egyptian Cheese Is Cursed With a Deadly Pathogen

The cheese, made from both cow and sheep/goat milk, is contaminated with infectious bacteria.
Becky Ferreira
8.16.18
Mummies

Authorities Opened That Black Sarcophagus and Found Three Mummies Stewing in Sewage

"The sarcophagus has been opened, but we have not been hit by a curse.”
Becky Ferreira
7.19.18
Hack Back

Vigilante Hacks Government-Linked Cyberespionage Group

Earlier this month, Kaspersky published research on the so-called ZooPark group, which ran a hacking campaign towards Android devices across the Middle East. Now, a hacker has allegedly stolen ZooPark's own data and provided it to Motherboard.
Joseph Cox
5.10.18
Gaming

A Harvard Egyptologist Explains the Historical Accuracy of 'Assassin's Creed: Origins'

A deep dive into the game's architecture, death cults, and political strife.
Matthew Gault
2.21.18
ancient egypt

There’s a Huge Secret Vault in Giza’s Great Pyramid, and Nobody Knows Why

How light from alien stars and galaxies revealed a hidden chamber within the mother of all heritage sites.
Becky Ferreira
11.2.17
Bayek

'Assassin's Creed: Origins' Is the First, Much Needed Reboot of the Series

After years of promises, Ubisoft's huge video game series finally gets a real change.
Matthew Gault
10.26.17
Collapse of Civilizations

Cleopatra's Downfall Was Partly Sparked by Climate Change and Volcanoes

And ours could be too.
Becky Ferreira
10.17.17
cool cats

Watch the History of Cat Domestication in Three Minutes

New research finds that cats were independently tamed in the Near East and Egypt
Becky Ferreira
6.19.17
PGP

Activists Need to Watch Out for Fake Encryption Keys

An attacker could disrupt messages, or in more limited cases, perhaps read email contents.
Joseph Cox
4.5.17
SURVEILLANCE

This Map Shows the UK’s Surveillance Exports

IMSI catchers, intrusion software, internet monitoring solutions: UK companies provide it all.
Joseph Cox
4.3.17
Internet Insecurity

Egyptian Human Rights Activists Are Being Targeted in 'Dangerous' Hacking Campaign

Since last November, hackers have been relentlessly trying to break into the online accounts of dozens of Egyptian human rights and civil liberties activists.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.2.17
SmartPhones

Signal Claims Egypt Is Blocking Access to Encrypted Messaging App

According to Open Whisper Systems, Egypt is censoring access to the encrypted messaging app.
Joseph Cox
12.19.16
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