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Timehop Just Leaked Your Phone Number, Here’s What You Need to Do

A hacker learning your phone number can be the start of all sorts of account hijack mischief. The Timehop breach is probably a good time to protect yourself against SIM jacking.
Joseph Cox
7.9.18
Distant DM

How to Build Your Own Time Capsule

With a little data-driven forethought—potentially also some light biohacking—your ark might just transcend time.
Brian Anderson
4.19.18
Big data

Here’s a Long List of Data Broker Sites and How to Opt-Out of Them

How to get off of people search sites like Pipl, Spokeo, and WhitePages.
Yael Grauer
3.27.18
guide

How to Protest Without Sacrificing Your Digital Privacy

How to keep your digital devices and accounts safe when exercising your right to peaceably assemble.
Joseph Cox
1.20.17
Gear

What to Bring to a Peaceful Protest

The gear you should bring when exercising your Constitutional right to peaceably assemble, and what you should leave behind.
Samantha Cole
1.20.17
Gaming

PC Gaming Is Still Way Too Hard

Getting into PC gaming involves blood, sweat, and tears.
Emanuel Maiberg
7.9.16
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The Worst Guide to Digital Security on the Internet Today

Please, do not follow this advice.
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.5.16
guide

The CIA’s Guide to Taking Pictures of UFOs

Updated for the digital age.
Jordan Pearson
1.26.16
Hell or Salt Water

How to Build the Perfect Sandcastle, According to a Physicist

Motherboard interviewed Daniel Bonn, a physicist from the University of Amsterdam, about how to build sandcastles that will make you the envy of the beach.
Alix Jean-Pharuns
8.13.15
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How to Fake Your Death with an App, and Other Practical Uses for IFTTT

If you've not used it before, IFTTT allows you to build simple, easy scripts, called "recipes," to automate regular tasks across multiple apps and platforms.
Ashwin Rodrigues
4.28.14