GUIDES

Facebook

How to Ditch the News Feed Algorithm and Take Back Facebook

Facebook is better if you completely ignore the News Feed.
Jason Koebler
3.3.18
How Hacking Works

The Motherboard Guide to Avoiding State Surveillance

A straightforward guide to privacy, messaging, and keeping yourself safe from passive and active surveillance.
Sarah Jeong
11.27.17
How Hacking Works

How to Use Signal

Signal is one of the best apps to avoid surveillance and communicate safely with your friends.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.27.17
How Hacking Works

What Is Two-Factor Authentication and Why You Should Use It

Two-factor authentication can help make your online accounts practically impossible to hack.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.23.17
How Hacking Works

How to Protect Your SIM Card and Phone Number

Hackers are increasingly trying to take over phone numbers to target email and banking accounts. Here's how to stop them.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.23.17
How Hacking Works

How Password Managers Work And Why You Should Use One

Using a password manager will make you more secure, and will also simplify your life.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.22.17
*Gazes into the distance*

The Motherboard Guide to Logging Off

We'll see you on the other side of the long weekend.
Motherboard Staff
9.1.17
See You There

DIY Venues Need Better OpSec: A Guide

Underground community spaces must build threat models to survive the age of social media surveillance. Here's how.
Dia Kayyali
3.17.17
News

This List of Fake News Websites Proliferating on Facebook Is Staggering

A media professor assembled a list of known purveyors of fake news for the sake of her students. But it's now public, and has grown to include nearly 150 websites.
Samantha Cole
11.15.16
The Hacks We Can't See

The Motherboard Guide to Not Getting Hacked (Out of Date)

These are the basic steps you should take to keep yourself, and your data, safe online.
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.2.16
DIY

A Guide to Making Your Own Tweeting Plant

Makes for first-rate GIFs.
Nicole He
7.11.16
Hacking

How to Report On a Hack

Often, reporting on hacks is a patchwork of different techniques, in an attempt to provide as accurate a picture as possible.
Joseph Cox
3.4.16
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