israel

moon landings

Watch the First Private Moon Lander Ride to Orbit on a SpaceX Rocket

The Beresheet lander will attempt the first private Moon landing on April 11.
Becky Ferreira
6 hours ago
The Weakest Link

It’s Amateur Hour in the World of Spyware and Victims Will Pay the Price

We’re living in the golden age of spyware and government hacking, with companies rushing to join a blossoming billion dollar market. The weakest among us—activists or journalists—will suffer the consequences if we don’t regulate it appropriately.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.13.18
State of Surveillance

They Got 'Everything': Inside a Demo of NSO Group's Powerful iPhone Malware

A source managed to see Israeli surveillance vendor NSO Group’s powerful iPhone malware up close. Despite a wave of highly controversial customers, the company appears to be popular worldwide.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Joseph Cox
9.20.18
State of Surveillance

Cyber Sleuths Find Traces of Infamous iPhone and Android Spyware ‘Pegasus’ in 45 Countries

A new report by digital human rights researchers reveals that the infamous spyware Pegasus, made by NSO Group, has traces in 45 countries around the world, including the United States.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.18.18
zero days

Israeli Government Asked European Security Companies for Zero-Days in Unsolicited Emails

Israel cast a wide net in Europe too, looking to purchase zero-days for its law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Joseph Cox
3.5.18
zero days

Here’s the Letter Israel Sent to Solicit Zero-Days From American Hackers

In a peek into the way governments may source hacking tools, Motherboard obtained a 2015 letter the Israeli Ministry of Defense sent to US-based exploit developers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Joseph Cox
3.2.18
Wolfenstache

Bethesda Won't Sell 'Wolfenstein II' in Israel, So Israeli Developers Made a Game About It

Satirical game protests German censorship and Israeli exclusion of 'Wolfenstein II' by tossing you in a hairy fight.
Leif Johnson
11.30.17
All Fronts

You Can't Fight a War Without Twitter

Journalist David Patrikarakos believes the rise of social media now demands a redefinition of warfare as we understand it.
Matt Suckley
11.29.17
spying

The DEA Met With Controversial iPhone Hackers NSO Group

NSO Group's products have been linked to hacking attempts on journalists, activists, and dissidents.
Joseph Cox
8.2.17
Lippizan

Google Revealed an Israeli Spyware Company That Has Quietly Sold Its Wares for Years

Sources tell Motherboard Equus Technologies, a little-known Israeli firm linked to the Android malware, also sells iOS capabilities.
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.27.17
Right to fly

Drone Hackers Are Pissed at the Guy Who Flew Near an Airliner

“Ruining the hobby for everyone.”
Ben Sullivan
7.18.17
ROM

Finally, 'Sonic the Hedgehog' Is Playable in Hebrew

Fans have hacked Hebrew into Sega’s classic game.
Jason Johnson
6.16.17
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