Right to Repair

Right to Repair Legislation Is Officially Being Considered In Canada

A newly-proposed bill could become the first legislation to ensure individuals and independent shops can repair brand-name devices in North America.
Jordan Pearson
2 hours ago

The Death Of Local News Is Making Us Dumber And More Divided

There’s a steep price to pay for mindless media consolidation and the elimination of quality, local reporting, according to a new study.
Karl Bode
4 hours ago
Broadband Land

FCC Says Gutting ISP Oversight Was Great For Broadband

Ajit Pai's FCC insists that ignoring consumers and gutting oversight of major ISPs dramatically boosted network investment. Reality suggests something else entirely.
Karl Bode
4 hours ago
rare sightings

Giant Tortoise Feared Extinct Reappears After 113 Years

As well as the Fernandina tortoise, another “giant” species thought to be possibly extinct showed up this year—Wallace’s giant bee.
Becky Ferreira
4 hours ago
Election Security

Experts Find Serious Problems With Switzerland's Online Voting System Before Public Penetration Test Even Begins

The public penetration test doesn’t begin until next week, but experts who examined leaked code for the Swiss internet voting system say it’s poorly designed and makes it difficult to audit the code for security and configure it to operate securely.
Kim Zetter
8 hours ago

Scientists Dressed Horses Like Zebras to Figure Out Why They Have Stripes

The experiment aimed to resolve the longstanding debate over the evolutionary purpose of zebra stripes.
Becky Ferreira
a day ago
Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg’s Private Hawaiian Estate to Be Opened to the Public for an Auction Next Month

The Facebook CEO's land grab on Kauai has culminated in a public auction set for March.
Sarah Emerson
a day ago

'Far Cry New Dawn,' 'Metro Exodus,' and the Post-Apocalypse We Need

Two new video games look at a world ruined by nuclear war and offer two very different meditations on hope and power.
Matthew Gault
a day ago

Astronomers Officially Name the Newest Moon of Neptune

Hippocamp may have been forged by the fallout of an impact billions of years ago.
Becky Ferreira
a day ago
sex work

Google’s New Play Store Rules Are Breaking an App Sex Workers Use to Keep Safe

Ugly Mugs, a UK-based call screening app that helps workers avoid dangerous clients, is at risk for being shut down.
Samantha Cole
a day ago
When Spies Come Home

PayPal Processes Payments for ‘Stalkerware’ Software Sold to Abusive Partners

The booming industry of spyware to spy on romantic partners doesn’t exist in a vacuum: Companies need financial and tech giants to process their payments and advertise their wares.
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
a day ago

How Hackers Break into iCloud-Locked iPhones

In this week’s episode of CYBER, Motherboard talks about the complex, underground industry of breaking into iCloud-locked iPhones, which brings together thieves, coders, and hackers from around the world.
Motherboard Staff
a day ago