telecommunications

Silicon Valley Diversity

The Congressional Black Caucus Is Asking Silicon Valley Why It's So White

The political organization sent a letter to technology and telecommunications lobbying groups about diversity last month.
Sarah Emerson
3.13.18
Exported Surveillance

The UK Granted Spy Tech Export to Turkey Amid Its Massive Crackdown on Dissent

Turkey has ordered over a hundred media outlets to close, jailed journalists, and most recently demanded the arrest of a senior Amnesty International employee.
Joseph Cox
7.19.17
Commercial Space Race

OneWeb Wins FCC Approval to Launch a Fleet of Internet-Beaming Satellites

The company, backed by Richard Branson, wants to blanket the Earth in 720 satellites offering fiber-quality internet speeds for rural areas.
Jason Koebler
Carl Franzen
6.22.17
government

How to Track What Congress Is Doing on the Internet

A new tool aims to monitor what government workers look at online.
Louise Matsakis
6.12.17
humans of the year

Carrie Goldberg Is Fighting Revenge Porn One Court Case at a Time

“I am one of my clients.”
Farnia Fekri
4.30.17
Mistakes Were Made

Convicted TalkTalk Blackmailer Warns Young Hackers About Falling Into Crime

Daniel Kelley had an interest in computers, but says there were not many opportunities for him to develop it.
Joseph Cox
2.21.17
humans of the year

Deb Socia Wants Your City's Internet to Not Suck

The executive director of Next Century Cities is leading a coalition to promote municipal broadband.
Nicholas Deleon
2.3.17
Google

What Went Wrong With Google Fiber?

Google Fiber won’t save you, people, so maybe it’s time to take matters into your own hands.
Sam Gustin
10.26.16
security

Power Plants Are Hackable Because Employees Are Still Using Pagers

Many use the vintage gadget to send and receive unencrypted messages, leaving huge systems vulnerable to infiltration and attack.
Joseph Cox
10.25.16
Motherboard Blog

A Simple Experiment Perfectly Illustrates How Fiber Optic Cables Work

The best experiments are often the simplest.
Sarah Emerson
4.18.16
short circuit

Here’s Why Cheaper Set-Top Boxes Are Vital for Minority Communities

The FCC wants consumers to have access to cheaper set-top boxes, addressing a critical concern among social activists.
Nicholas Deleon
1.30.16
uk

The Black Market Dealers Selling Tactical Surveillance Equipment Online

IMSI catchers are used by law enforcement, but some companies appear willing to sell to private individuals too.
Ben Bryant
1.15.16
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