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bugs

Cramming Software With Thousands of Fake Bugs Could Make It More Secure

Researchers suggest non-exploitable “chaff bugs” in systems could be a fun way to deter attackers from doing real harm.
Samantha Cole
8.6.18
Great Scott!

Watch Stanford's Self-Drifting Electric DeLorean Shred Some Doughnuts

If you’re going to build a autonomous electric car, why not do it with some style?
Becky Ferreira
7.9.18
killer robots

In 'Westworld,' Sex Worker Robots Now Hold All The Power

The show uses sex work as a proxy for wider themes of consent, trauma, exploitation, and empowerment.
Becky Ferreira
6.18.18
Motherboard's Security Tuneup

If You Use Word, You Need to Turn Off This One Feature

Our final day of the security challenge has a task for all the Office users out there.
Kaleigh Rogers
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.23.18
HOTY2017

The Activist Fighting for High-Tech Reconciliation for Canada's Indigenous People

As executive director of the First Nations Technology Council, Denise Williams wants to equalize the digital playing field for BC’s Indigenous communities.
Jordan Pearson
1.25.18
HOTY2017

This Software Developer Is Making a Surveillance-Free Cell Phone Network

Denver Gingerich is the brains behind Sopranica, a DIY, surveillance free cell phone network he hopes will one day rival big telecom companies.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.14.17
Tedium

The 80s Software Program That Made Email Famous

Even as die-hard Eudora users held on, it couldn’t. Did we lose something great?
Ernie Smith
12.6.17
HOTY2017

The Software Developer Bringing Diversity to Your Reading List

Kaya Thomas created WeReadToo to share books by authors of color featuring characters of color.
Becky Ferreira
11.30.17
you're being watched

Over 400 of the World's Most Popular Websites Record Your Every Keystroke, Princeton Researchers Find

“Session replay scripts” can be used to log (and then playback) everything you typed or clicked on a website.
Louise Matsakis
11.20.17
sex toys

Here’s Why We Need More Open Source Software For Buttplugs

It’s a triumph of back-end engineering.
Corin Faife
8.16.17
windows

Microsoft: 'MS Paint Is Not Going Away'

You'll still be able to get it for free.
Emanuel Maiberg
7.25.17
nothing is real

Developers Are Already Impressed With Apple's Augmented Reality Software

"It tends to just work."
Kevin Wong
6.13.17