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Space

Scientists Want to Monitor Space Debris from Warming Russian Arctic

A MIPT team is building prototype observatories over the coming weeks in Amderma, Nenets Autonomous Region.
Becky Ferreira
11.19.18
Opinion

The Most Damaging Election Disinformation Campaign Came From Donald Trump, Not Russia

The Kremlin has been focused on undermining trust in American democracy and elections, but Donald Trump and the Republicans have done it better than Russia ever could.
Bruce Schneier
Henry Farrell
11.19.18
space stations

We Are About to Enter a New Era of Space Stations

Motherboard talks to Robert Pearlman about his new book Space Stations, and how NASA, China, and space companies are building the next phase of human life off Earth.
Becky Ferreira
10.31.18
SS7

What is SS7 and is China Using It To Spy on Trump’s Cell Phone?

The telecom industry has known about a major vulnerability in its mobile infrastructure for decades, so why was nothing ever done about it?
Daniel Oberhaus
10.25.18
Hacking

Russian Malware Was Apparently Used in an Attempt to Sabotage a Saudi Petrol Plant

Cybersecurity firm FireEye points the finger at the Russian government and a government-linked facility for creating a destructive malware.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.23.18
Disinformation

Russian Woman Charged With Influencing US Elections on Social Media

Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova was part of a wide-ranging project to influence the 2016 and 2018 election on social media.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.19.18
Gaming

An Example of a 2,000-Year-Old Board Game Was Found in a Secret Castle Passage

A checkers-like game was discovered in a medieval castle.
Samantha Cole
9.10.18
horses

Melting Permafrost Reveals Gnarly 30,000-Year-Old Baby Horse

“This is the first find in the world of a prehistoric horse of such a young age and with such an amazing level of preservation.”
Becky Ferreira
8.24.18
internet censorship

After Google and Amazon Drop Anti-Censorship Support, Wickr Steps In

On Thursday, Wickr announced that paying, and soon free, users will be able to route their Wickr traffic through a network used to circumvent internet censorship, which could be useful for users in Iran, Russia, or perhaps China.
Joseph Cox
8.23.18
elon musk

These Russian Memes Taunt Elon Musk With Shitty Lifehacks

“What do you think, Elon Musk?"
Samantha Cole
8.22.18
Internet Insecurity

The Attack on Fair Elections Is a Great Marketing Opportunity For Tech Companies

With Donald Trump downplaying and denying Russian attempts to interfere with American elections, companies like Microsoft, Google, and Cloudflare have filled the void as defenders of democracy.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.21.18
space war

‘Very Abnormal’ Russian Satellite Escalates Fears of Orbital Arms Race

Russia and China have been ramping up their military presence in space in order to keep up with American capabilities.
Becky Ferreira
8.16.18
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