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Weed

The Canadian Government Is Going to Scan Social Media to See If You Smoke Pot

The data will allegedly be anonymous, and the government will also look into activity on dark web markets.
Jordan Pearson
10 hours ago
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
2 days ago
Internet Insecurity

Hackers Steal Credit Cards From Newegg, Researchers Say

The group responsible for the Ticketmaster and British Airways data breaches hit the PC and electronics giant.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3 days ago
AI

This Video Game Made by AI Looks Fun as Hell

A computer created 'Killer Bounce' and 'Death Walls' after absorbing hours of video of humans playing classic games.
Matthew Gault
4 days ago
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
4 days ago
hurricane florence

The Weather Channel Is Using Unreal Engine to Show How Dangerous Hurricane Florence Is

The technology that powers blockbuster video games is visualizing the destruction caused by powerful storms.
Matthew Gault
9.14.18
Mummies

Yukon Miners Dug Up a 50,000 Year Old Mummified Wolf Pup

The preserved corpses of an ice age wolf pup and caribou calf, dug up in 2016 in the Yukon, are on display in Dawson City.
Jordan Pearson
9.14.18
Internet Insecurity

Apple Has Started Paying Hackers for iPhone Exploits

Despite their value in the grey market, security researchers are reporting bugs as part of the Apple iOS Bug Bounty program, and some are getting rewards.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.14.18
Video Games

Realistic 'Flight Simulator' Puts Players in Economy Class and It Kind of Rules

In the upcoming PC game 'Flight Simulator,' the only objective is to enjoy your flight.
Chris Kindred
9.13.18
AI

This Algorithm Makes Its Own Video Games

The program watches hours of humans playing classic video games and "learns" their key features in order to generate new games.
Matthew Gault
9.12.18
tech

The Pentagon Wants to Put Radios on Rescuers' Teeth

The Molar Mic communicates sound by sending vibrations through the teeth and skull, enabling telepathy-like communication straight out of a video game.
Matthew Gault
9.11.18
Internet Insecurity

Feds Charge a Russian With Hack of 80 Million JP Morgan Customers

The Department of Justice announced the indictment of a Russian citizen. He is the fifth man to be charged for targeting several US financial institutions between 2012 and 2015.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.7.18