politics

CYBER

Why Hackers Are Stoked That Beto O’Rourke Was One Of Them

This week, CYBER speaks to Oxblood Ruffin, a long-time member of the legendary hacking group Cult of The Dead Cow.
Motherboard Staff
3.27.19
politics

Leaving Facebook Makes You Happier and Less Informed, Study Finds

When researchers measured the welfare of hundreds of people who left Facebook for a month, they found they were happier, less politically informed, more active in IRL activities, and less likely to go back to Facebook.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.30.19
fake news

Boomers Share the Most Fake News on Facebook, Study Finds

A new study found that age was the main factor that determined whether someone would spread misinformation on Facebook.
Sarah Emerson
1.9.19
politics

Sen. Ron Wyden Introduces Bill That Would Send CEOs to Jail for Violating Consumer Privacy

The 'Consumer Data Protection Act' is a bill that would comprehensively overhaul internet privacy protections.
Karl Bode
11.1.18
politics

Why Is Steve Bannon Giving a Keynote Speech About Nationalism at an Academic Tech Conference?

Scientists have begun to revolt after Bannon's inclusion as a speaker at the International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology.
Matthew Gault
10.30.18
midterms

A Biochemist Is Beating a GOP Incumbent Backed by the Chemical Industry in Key House Race

In the extremely tight race for Illinois’s sixth district seat, a recent scandal over dangerous emissions from a medical supply plant has brought environmental issues front and center.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.25.18
ecosocialism

Ecosocialists Believe the Only Way to Stop Climate Change Is to Abandon Capitalism

This week's devastating IPCC report has brought the impending impacts of climate change, and just how far we are from meeting our goals to stop them, into crisp focus.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.10.18
Ice Ice Baby

Open Source Devs Reverse Decision to Block ICE Contractors From Using Software

Only a day after a software developer decided to revoke access to a popular open source program from any organization that collaborated with ICE, he was booted from the group and the license was changed back.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.30.18
Google

Google Blames Users For Renaming Senate Office Building After John McCain

The Russell Senate Office Building appeared as the McCain Senate Office Building on Google Maps Wednesday.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.29.18
net neutrality

Big Telecom Is Using Robocalls to Fight a Net Neutrality Bill in California

A group with financial ties to AT&T is sending automated messages claiming the law would raise cell phone bills.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.27.18
ALIENS

Republican Running in Key Florida Race Says She Was Abducted by Aliens

Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera is one of the frontrunners in the district’s GOP primary.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.20.18
Digital Politics

How Facebook and Google Win By Embedding in Political Campaigns

A new report from the Campaign for Accountability details the questionable role of internet platforms in election races.
Sarah Emerson
8.15.18
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