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Unfriendly Skies

Human vs. Drone Combat Is the New Normal

US human pilots have shot down two enemy drones this month alone. But according to one expert, one day soon—within the next two decades—the drones will outmatch the best human pilots.
David Axe
6.21.17
Toronto

Pregnant Women in Rural Pakistan Have an Unusual New Ally: Voicemail

Toronto hackers made a service that could save lives in rural Pakistan.
Samar Warsi
10.26.16
News

An Internet Censorship Company Tried to Sue the Researchers Who Exposed Them

The researchers say this won’t be the last time.
Jordan Pearson
7.26.16
Health

Polio Could Be Eradicated Within One Year

The infectious disease famous for causing paralysis in the legs is on its way out, according to the WHO.
Louise Matsakis
4.11.16
Drugs

A Pakistani Startup Is Trying to Banish Fake Prescription Drugs

Counterfeit drugs are laced with tar, paint, and rat poison.
Samar Warsi
4.4.16
Comics!

What This Obscure Comic About a War Over a Glacier Gets Wrong

The Siachen conflict should have never happened. And “Siachen: The Cold War” fails to question the point of it all.
Robert Beckhusen
3.24.16
News

Why BlackBerry Is Leaving Pakistan at the End of the Year

The troubled smartphone manufacturer says it would rather leave the market than compromise users’ privacy.
Jordan Pearson
11.30.15
News

The Problem With Using Metadata to Justify Drone Strikes

When marking someone for death is like feeling around in the dark.
Jordan Pearson
10.15.15
News

Pakistan Is Ordering Telecom Companies to Ban BlackBerry Encrypted Messaging

If you can't break it, ban it.
Jordan Pearson
7.24.15
Twitter

Heavy Censorship in Pakistan Shows Why the Next Arab Spring Won't Be on Facebook

Facebook is deleting posts that governments don’t like, even when it may not be legally obligated to do so.
Jason Koebler
11.24.14
Motherboard Blog

Anonymous and Its Allies Are Attacking Government Websites in Pakistan

But how does bringing down a weather site and leaking people's bank info actually help protesters on the ground?
Fruzsina Eordogh
9.1.14
Power

Why We Know More About Drone Strikes in Pakistan Than in Afghanistan

According to a new Bureau of Investigative Journalism report, drone strikes in Afghanistan, still an official theater of war, happen in an information vacuum.
Brian Anderson
7.24.14
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