TURKEY

State of Surveillance

Turkey's Government Tried to Hack Hundreds of Protesters Over Twitter, Researchers Say

A new report details a widespread campaign targeting several Turkish activists and protesters, using the infamous government malware made by FinFisher.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.14.18
thankful

Fatbergs Are Forming All Over a Thankful America Today

It's tradition.
Jordan Pearson
11.23.17
The Enemy Within

The Latest Batman Game Includes an Image of an Actual Dead Person

Warning: this story contains graphic images.
Emanuel Maiberg
10.6.17
Opinion

Why the Arrest of IT Trainers in Turkey Affects Us All

The detention of Ali Gharavi and Peter Steudtner was no accident.
Tanya O'Carroll
7.31.17
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
Ancient Ruins

The World's Oldest Known Temple Was Home to a ‘Skull Cult’

The people of Göbekli Tepe loved carving headless humans into stone. Turns out they also loved carving human heads using stone.
Becky Ferreira
6.28.17
Temple of Time

Scientists Think These Ancient Carvings Depict an Apocalyptic Comet Impact

Deciphering the mysterious “Vulture Stone” at the 11,500-year-old ruins of Göbekli Tepe.
Becky Ferreira
5.3.17
online censorship

Turkey Has Blocked Wikipedia and Is Censoring Twitter

President Erdoğan's crackdown on voices of dissent is expanding to the internet.
Farid Farid
4.29.17
apps

Crypto Experts Say Discussed WhatsApp Feature Is Not a Backdoor

Around 30 cryptographers, security researchers and technical experts have signed an open letter to The Guardian.
Joseph Cox
1.20.17
videos

Watch a Turkey Fryer Burst Into Flames (For Your Own Safety)

The National Fire Protection Association strongly discourages the use of turkey fryers, as their safety video shows.
Madison Margolin
11.23.16
ANIMALS

Native Americans Domesticated Turkeys Hundreds of Years Before Thanksgiving

Native Americans in Eastern North America had domesticated the holiday birds hundreds of years before the first Thanksgiving.
Grennan Milliken
11.21.16
News

Turks Are Flocking to Tor After Government Orders Block of Anti-Censorship Tools

As usual, online censorship seems to have a “Streisand effect” for tools that allow netizens to circumvent blocks.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.7.16
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