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North Korea Advertises Military Hardware on Twitter, YouTube, Defying Sanctions

Glocom is a front company for North Korea to sell sanctions violating military equipment. But, even after some tech companies clamped down, Glocom kept up its presence on YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.
Joseph Cox

Feds Charge North Korean For WannaCry, Sony Hack

Park Jin Hyok is allegedly linked to some of the most significant cyber attacks in recent history, working for a front company that funds the North Korean regime, the Department of Justice says.
Joseph Cox
nuclear fallout

America Is Not Prepared for Nuclear War, Public Health Experts Warn

A gathering of experts organized by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine said the US isn’t ready for the public health crisis that would follow a nuclear blast.
Matthew Gault
Life imitating art

This Nuke Expert's Terrifying New Novel Is the Warning We Need Right Now

Real life has hewed closely to fictional events in 'The 2020 Commission Report on the North Korean Attacks Against the United States,' taking the book's author, American nuclear policy expert Jeffrey Lewis, by surprise.
David Axe
Donald Trump

Movie Studio Owner Has No Idea Why the White House Said His Company Made the Fake Kim Jong-un Movie Trailer

The owner of Destiny Pictures says his company 'had no involvement' in Trump's movie trailer.
Sophie Kleeman

An Avalanche of Errors Led to the False Missile Alert in Hawaii

The FCC heard a preliminary report from an investigation into what went wrong.
Kaleigh Rogers

Airplane Mode

In a world perpetually on the brink of nuclear destruction, there can only be so many false alarms—right?
Kelsey Atherton
Internet Insecurity

Go Ahead and Put Your Password on a Post-It Note

Many are shaming the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency for keeping passwords on post-its, but the practice isn’t always a terrible idea.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Lazarus Group

Facebook Is Disrupting North Korean Hacking Operations

The company's announcements came on the heels of the US government’s public accusation blaming the North Korean government for WannaCry.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
All Fronts

Why Is the Air Force Using Stealth Fighters to Blow Up Crude Drug Labs?

"The reality is we are fighting two wars, in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the F-22 has not performed a single mission in either theater."
David Axe
nuclear war

Experts Tell Senate: Don't Limit the President's Nuclear Authority

For the first time in 41 years, a congressional hearing was held on the subject of the President’s authority to launch nuclear weapons.
Daniel Oberhaus

Edward Teller: the Real-Life Dr. Strangelove

In this documentary, Motherboard explores the life and legacy of the father of the hydrogen bomb.
Caroline Haskins