open source

The Internet Was Built on the Free Labor of Open Source Developers. Is That Sustainable?

A look at the complicated business of funding open source software development.
Daniel Oberhaus
3 days ago
Internet of Things

This Tool Shows Exposed Cameras Around Your Neighbourhood

Through a novel marrying of different tools, Kamerka can take an address, landmark, or coordinates and display exposed internet connected cameras on a map.
Joseph Cox
conspiracy theories

Password Analyst Says QAnon’s ‘Codes’ Are Consistent With Random Typing

A security researcher claims QAnon’s codes contain patterns that reveal they are the result of “random typing.”
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

Snapchat Source Code Leaked and Posted to GitHub

Snap confirmed to Motherboard that an iOS update recently exposed some of the company’s source code.
Joseph Cox

GitHub, Medium, and Twitter Scrubbed a Database of ICE Agents

Threats of violence against database creator Sam Lavigne, however, remain online.
Corin Faife
digital preservation

Motherboard Made a Bot That Archives Tweets on Demand

In an age of governments, organizations, and individuals sometimes deleting important information from Twitter, @archive_tweet may make it easier to preserve a particular tweet, and then share those mirrors with other people.
Joseph Cox

13,000 Projects Ditched GitHub for GitLab Monday Morning

Gitlab told Motherboard that the company gained 50,000 new projects in the lead up to Microsoft's announcement that it acquired Github.
Daniel Oberhaus
brain melt

This Stunning Image Made With Pure Code Is Like a Mood Ring For Your Browser

Diana Smith's work is digital art on ultra-hard mode.
Jordan Pearson
Bitcoin Art

Explore the Hidden Art on the Bitcoin Blockchain in ‘Message From the Mines’

From the beginning, the Bitcoin blockchain has hosted digital graffiti that can never be erased. This software will help you find it.
Daniel Oberhaus

How to Build a Mini Supercomputer for Under $100

Wei Lin built a scalable computing cluster comprised of $7 chips.
Daniel Oberhaus

This AI Will Turn Your Dog Into a Cat

A new version of the algorithm that can change summer into winter for any video can now turn your dogs into cats.
Daniel Oberhaus

Electrum Bitcoin Wallets Were Vulnerable to Hackers for Two Years

Developers left the vulnerability unpatched for months after being alerted.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai