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Amazon’s Home Security Company Is Turning Everyone Into Cops

Neighbors, a social media crime-reporting app owned by Amazon, creates a digital ecosystem in which you are encouraged to assume the worst about your neighbors—and people of color are once again being harmed.
Caroline Haskins
2.7.19
Predictive Policing

Predictive Policing Tool’s Website Exposes Login Pages for 17 US Police Departments

Predpol, a tool that police departments use to algorithmically predict crime, quietly created login portals for police departments in at least seventeen US communities.
Caroline Haskins
10.30.18
FREE FOR ALL

Hacker Breaches Securus, the Company That Helps Cops Track Phones Across the US

A hacker has provided Motherboard with the login details for a company that buys phone location data from major telecom companies and then sells it to law enforcement.
Joseph Cox
5.16.18
Hack Back

Vigilante Hacks Government-Linked Cyberespionage Group

Earlier this month, Kaspersky published research on the so-called ZooPark group, which ran a hacking campaign towards Android devices across the Middle East. Now, a hacker has allegedly stolen ZooPark's own data and provided it to Motherboard.
Joseph Cox
5.10.18
NEW KID ON THE BLOCK

Government Malware Company 'Grey Heron' Advertises Signal, Telegram Spyware

There's always a new player in the law enforcement hacking industry.
Joseph Cox
3.7.18
Cat and Mouse

How to Track a Triad

Two retired superintendents from the Hong Kong police force who spent decades hunting criminal groups left the force to set up their own private security company.
Justin Heifetz​​
2.5.17
Toronto

Canada Is Experimenting on Intelligence Analysts to Beat ‘Information Overload’

And it could help you, too.
Jordan Pearson
3.31.16
Motherboard Blog

How an Anti-NSA Campaign Took Over the Internet

A call to reform the agency's surveillence programs in the name of Aaron Swartz is the most popular thing on the Internet today.
Daniel Stuckey
2.11.14
Motherboard Blog

Def Con, Day One: Can I Use Your Wi-Fi Please?

When thousands of hackers descend on Vegas.
Jordan Keenan and Daniel Stuckey
8.3.13
Motherboard Blog

Here Are Nine Top Secret NSA Memes

Because some of us need a break.
Daniel Stuckey
6.11.13