Yemen

Censorship

A Canadian Company Is Blocking LGBTQ Content for Censorious Regimes

Netsweeper is blocking content in 30 countries, according to a new report from Toronto-based research group Citizen Lab.
Jordan Pearson
4.25.18
DRONES

Did a Drone Carrying NSA Tech Crash in Yemen?

Images posted on social media show a codename associated with secret US technology used in drone strikes.
Ben Sullivan
2.17.17
News

An Internet Censorship Company Tried to Sue the Researchers Who Exposed Them

The researchers say this won’t be the last time.
Jordan Pearson
7.26.16
ISIS

Why the US Air Force Pulled Its Predator Drones from a Secret Base in Africa

The move comes amid a resource crunch and shifting targets.
Joseph Trevithick
12.4.15
News

Researchers Accuse Canadian Internet Company of Helping Yemen Censor the Web

Citizen Lab says the Houthi rebels got help from Netsweeper to censor news and political websites.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.21.15
News

The Problem With Using Metadata to Justify Drone Strikes

When marking someone for death is like feeling around in the dark.
Jordan Pearson
10.15.15
videos

A Former Drone Pilot’s Guilt Kept Him Awake at Night

How Brandon Bryant became an advocate against the use of unmanned combat drones.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
8.6.15
News

There's Evidence the 'Yemen Cyber Army' Is Actually Iranian

Researchers uncover clues that indicate the new hacking group has links to Iran.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.26.15
Motherboard Blog

A Counterterrorism Drone Strike Gone Horribly Wrong, in a Single GIF

Meanwhile, a drone activist is silenced.
Jay Spahr
2.15.14
Motherboard Blog

We Still Don't Know How Many Civilians Have Been Killed by Drones

Whether it was 11 or 15 killed, hitting a wedding party with a drone strike won't help.
Derek Mead
12.13.13
Motherboard Blog

The Vicious, Mysterious Cycle of Yemen's Blackouts

“As much as I hate them, a part of me appreciates the blackouts,” a friend who grew up in an impoverished village southwest of Sanaa once told me. “[The saboteurs] show people in Sanaa how the rest of Yemen lives.”
Adam Baron
2.8.13
Motherboard Blog

The CIA Wants More Drones

CIA Director David Petraeus has requested the White House approve a proposal to expand the agency’s fleet of drones, which has stood at around 30-35 in recent years, by as many as 10 aircraft.
Derek Mead
10.20.12
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