Philippines

ocean plastic

A Dead Whale with 88 Pounds of Trash in Its Stomach Washed up in the Philippines

Plastic pollution claims another one.
Sarah Emerson
3.18.19
Meta Mollusk

Oh This Old Thing? It's Just a Three-Foot-Long Shipworm

Look at it.
Lisa Cumming
4.17.17
china

​Chinese Hackers Thought to Target Philippines Over South China Sea Dispute

Security company F-Secure says malware that targeted the Philippines government and other organisations is linked to disputes over the South China Sea.
David Gilbert
8.4.16
earth

Big Shrimpin'

The shrimp industry is often accused of dirty, exploitative practices. Are things changing?
Peter Hess
2.3.16
Paris

At Paris Climate Talks, Young Activists Share What Dystopia Feels Like

As officials hash out a climate treaty at COP21, youth activists from developing countries feel the effects of climate change on a more personal level.
Grace Phillips
12.8.15
Instagram

Inside an Instagram Bot Farm

A spammer who sells fake social media followers for a living talks about the "Instagram rapture."
Fruzsina Eordogh
8.10.15
Features

Cisco's Tactical Operations Group Brings the Internet When No One Else Can

When the worst happens, communication saves lives.
Max Cherney
8.3.15
virus

Love Bug: The Virus That Hit 50 Million People Turns 15

Reminiscing about a love letter that contained a destructive self-replicating computer worm.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.4.15
poverty

A Transhumanist Wants to Feed DIY Soylent to Starving Children

Look out, Third World. Silicon Valley is coming to save you.
Frank Swain
7.4.14
earth

Drones Mapped the Philippines to Improve Typhoon Aid Efforts

Where communities only have outdated satellite images and hand-drawn plans, drones created impressively detailed maps.
Victoria Turk
5.9.14
Motherboard Blog

If Drones Are the Future of Search and Rescue, Why Aren't They In the Philippines Right Now?

Drone proponents have plugged them as being useful for setting up on-the-fly wireless networks, delivering vaccines, and finding missing people. The Philippines could use all of that right now.
Jason Koebler
11.15.13
Motherboard Blog

You Can Go To Jail For 'Liking' Something on Facebook in the Philippines

There’s a long list of nations that routinely curtail internet freedoms. Iran, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, Burma, North Korea; even Europe is currently looking to get in on the online freedom-restricting game. And, of course, you can’t even mention the subject...
Brian Merchant
10.2.12