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The Biggest Cryptocurrency Mining Hack Yet Made a Grand Total of $24

Hackers loaded in-browser cryptocurrency miner Coinhive into UK, US, and Canadian government websites on Sunday.
Jordan Pearson
4 days ago
Narrow Misses
Narrow Misses

Cryptocurrency Mining Hack That Compromised Thousands of Sites ‘Could Have Been a Catastrophe’

UK and US government sites were affected.
Jordan Pearson
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.12.18
Petro
Petro

The Venezuelan Government Is Doing an Ethereum Token Sale to Support Its New Cryptocurrency

The government released the Petro's white paper on Tuesday.
Jordan Pearson
1.31.18
government
government

Everything You Need to Know About a Nationalized 5G Wireless Network

The proposal stirred a lot of controversy after Axios published a memo and presentation on this idea this weekend.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.29.18
FCC
FCC

This Is Ajit Pai's Official Calendar for the Months Leading Up to the Net Neutrality Repeal

Motherboard obtained the FCC chair's official calendar through a Freedom of Information request.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.25.18
Trump
Trump

Trump's Cognitive Test Asked Him to Draw a Clock and Remember What a Lion Is Called

The Montreal Cognitive Assessment is an effective test for detecting early signs of Alzheimer’s Disease, but it doesn’t determine if you’re a “very stable genius.”
Kaleigh Rogers
1.17.18
net neutrality
net neutrality

Nebraska Becomes the First Red State to Introduce Net Neutrality Bill After FCC Scrapped Federal Rules

The Cornhusker State joins New York, California, Washington, and Massachusetts in considering net neutrality rules to replace the scrapped federal legislation.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.8.18
big telecom
big telecom

Reminder: Republicans Also Gave Big Telecom Permission to Sell Your Personal Data This Year

No net neutrality and they can sell all your data without asking. What a year.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.21.17
net neutrality
net neutrality

The FCC Just Killed Net Neutrality—Now What?

For net neutrality advocates, the next phase in this fight has only just begun.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.14.17
Broadband Land
Broadband Land

Half of West Virginia has Applied for Broadband Assistance

The state put aside extra funds for any county that wanted to invest in rural broadband. Half of all counties applied.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.4.17
Broadband Land
Broadband Land

Nearly Half of Colorado Counties Have Formally Rejected a Comcast-Backed Law Restricting City-Run Internet

After Tuesday’s elections, a total of 31 counties have voted to be exempted from a state law against municipal broadband networks.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.8.17
politics
politics

There's Now a Whistleblower Hotline for Scientists Working Under the Trump Administration

A political advocacy group, 314, set up the hotline with a law firm to help scientists raise alarms if needed.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.2.17