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Reality Checks
Reality Checks

Basic Income Is Being Set Up to Fail

The current crop of basic income trials fall painfully short of holding society-changing potential.
Jordan Pearson
5.2.18
Hotel hack
Hotel hack

This Master Hotel Key Could Have Unlocked ‘Millions of Doors’ Around the World

After a colleague had their computer stolen from their hotel room during a security conference, these two Finnish researchers were determined to make hotel keys more secure.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.26.18
MORE THE MERRIER
MORE THE MERRIER

New Data Gives Peek at European IMSI Catcher Exports

Data obtained through a Freedom of Information Act style-request shows Finnish companies exporting powerful surveillance technology to Mexico, Colombia, and the United Arab Emirates.
Joseph Cox
3.23.18
Moveable
Moveable

Why This Ex-'Angry Birds' Exec Wants to Build a $15B Tunnel Under the Baltic Sea

“I haven’t built tunnels before.”
Tracey Lindeman
1.23.18
nuclear vaults
nuclear vaults

Scientists Worry About a Future Ice Age Crushing Our Nuclear Waste Vaults

The Greenland ice sheet is a useful stand-in for the future.
Kate Lunau
6.30.17
Motherboard Guide to Cinema
Motherboard Guide to Cinema

‘Into Eternity’ Is a Warning Message for the Future

The documentary chronicles the excavation of Onkalo, a nuclear waste repository made to last for 100,000 years.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.6.17
Twitter
Twitter

Finnish Residents Briefly Left in Cold After DDoS Attack

A DDoS attack apparently striking another target had a knock-on effect on a Finnish residential heating system.
Joseph Cox
11.8.16
finland
finland

There Are Now 10,000 E-Residents of Estonia

Estonia is the first country in the world to let people have digital residencies.
Emiko Jozuka
5.19.16
Australia
Australia

Is High-Speed Internet a Basic Right? Canada Is Debating That Now

Internet access is still spotty in rural and Northern Canada.
Amanda Roth
4.11.16
finland
finland

Hackers, Activists, Journos: How to Build a Secure Burner Laptop

A researcher modded a laptop specifically designed to ward off malware attacks at airport security.
Joseph Cox
10.29.15
Facebook
Facebook

This Next-Gen Stingray Uses Facebook and WhatsApp Messages to Track Users

Researchers will demo a Stingray capable of attacking over LTE networks in Helsinki.
Joseph Cox
10.28.15
Art
Art

The 1,000 Year GIF Won't Be Over Until 3017

A Helsinki art collective is building a GIF to outlast all our lifetimes.
Rachel Pick
9.22.15