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Hacking

‘WannaCry Hero’ Marcus Hutchins Pleads Guilty to Making Banking Malware

The researcher who helped stop the WannaCry ransomware pleaded guilty to two counts of hacking for writing banking malware in 2014.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2 days ago
Weed Week

For Some Legal Weed Businesses, Cryptocurrency Actually Makes Sense

Despite being recreationally legal in 10 states, cannabis businesses have to come up with creative ways to accept payment other than cash.
Jordan Pearson
2 days ago
Hacking

Thieves Somehow Stole 100 Car2Go Cars in Chicago

The company says it was not a “hack,” but Chicago police say that some of the carsharing cars may still be unaccounted for.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4 days ago
Video Games

Nintendo Updates the Switch With a Critical Feature for Visually Impaired Gamers

Every major console now comes with the ability to zoom in, a critical feature for many users.
Matthew Gault
4 days ago
Sidewalk Labs

Canada Is Getting Sued Over Sidewalk Labs’ ‘Smart City’ In Toronto

The Google affiliate's Quayside project has been hit by a massive legal challenge from the Canadian Civil Liberties Association targeting all three levels of government.
Jordan Pearson
4 days ago
Gaming

After Notre Dame Fire, Players Return to Its Recreation in 'Assassin's Creed Unity'

The iconic cathedral is perfectly preserved in Ubisoft's 2014 game 'Assassin's Creed Unity,' and players are making the most of it.
Matthew Gault
5 days ago
Hacking

US Government Admits It Doesn’t Know If Assange Cracked Password For Manning

An FBI agent admitted in a newly unsealed court document that the Department of Justice does not know whether Assange’s offer to help Manning came to fruition.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.15.19
seasteading

Seasteading Bitcoin Fans Say They're 'On the Run' From Thai Government

The 'first seasteaders' wanted a new life free from national laws, now they say they're on the run after reports of criminal charges related to their waterborne structure.
Jordan Pearson
4.15.19
News

Watch the New, Awesome Trailer for 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'

The new teaser-trailer gives us the first look at the film that will close out the generation-spanning saga of the Skywalker family—and it looks awesome.
Matthew Gault
4.12.19
Video Games

Facebook and YouTube Clamped Down on a Game About Selling Weed

The makers of 'Weedcraft Inc.,' a game about selling weed in the age of legalization, couldn't buy ads on Facebook, and YouTube videos featuring the game were demonetized.
Matthew Gault
4.12.19
big tech

Big Tech Lobbying Gutted a Bill That Would Ban Recording You Without Consent

The Illinois Keep Internet Devices Safe Act would have empowered average people to sue big companies for recording them without consent, but industry association lobbying defanged it.
Rob Dozier
4.12.19
Black Hole

Reddit's Data Hoarders Are Freaking Out Over All Those Black Hole Hard Drives

Sure, imaging a black hole for the first time ever is exciting, but posters on Reddit's /r/datahoarder subreddit are focused on the data.
Matthew Gault
4.11.19
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