Karl Bode

Hacking

Hackers Trick Venture Capital Firm Into Sending Them $1 Million

A Chinese VC firm and an Israeli startup had the money stolen right out from under their noses thanks to spoofed emails and bogus domains.
Karl Bode
a day ago
ICANN

The Quest To Save .Org From Being Ruined By Private Equity

Broad efforts are underway to fix ICANN, preserve .org, and ensure the internet protects nonprofits and basic human rights.
Karl Bode
3 days ago
Tech news

How the FCC Helped Pave the Way for Predatory Prison Telecoms

A company is charging inmates by the minute to read ebooks on “free” tablets. The FCC could have stopped prison telecoms from gaining so much power, but didn’t.
Karl Bode
11.28.19
Games News

Google Denies Reports That Stadia Units Are Crashing From Overheating

Some Reddit users say their Chromecasts are shutting down after getting too hot. But Google claims it’s not actually happening.
Karl Bode
11.22.19
domain names

Private Equity Is Going to Ruin the .Org Domain System and Screw Nonprofits

The agency that manages the .org domain has sold the whole thing to a private equity firm, which will likely drive up prices for nonprofits.
Karl Bode
11.19.19
Tech news

We Still Don’t Know What Gina Haspel Really Knew About the CIA’s Torture Program

Despite fifteen years of scandal and investigations, it’s still not clear that Trump’s CIA Director learned the right lessons.
Karl Bode
11.18.19
Internet

Courts Shoot Down Another Barrier to Community Broadband

Court ruling makes it easier for Connecticut towns and cities to build better, faster, cheaper broadband networks.
Karl Bode
11.18.19
torture report

The Report: America’s Descent Into Torture, Lies, and Denial

Bringing the truth to light took great courage, but it’s not clear exactly what we’ve learned.
Karl Bode
11.15.19
Internet

Don't Freak Out About YouTube's Updated Terms of Service. They Were Always Bad.

Experts say the changes won’t impact most users, but they do highlight how your rights are steadily being eroded by fine print.
Karl Bode
11.12.19
Internet

AT&T Gets a Wrist Slap For Lying About Its 'Unlimited' Data Plans

The US Government has spent a decade feebly trying to stop carriers from lying about “unlimited” data plans. It’s not working.
Karl Bode
11.6.19
σπριντ

Against All Common Sense, FCC Approves T-Mobile-Sprint Merger

40 years of US telecom history shows that mindless telecom mergers kill jobs, worsen service, and raise prices. So why are we still doing this?
Karl Bode
11.5.19
Hacking

Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant Can Be Hacked Remotely With Lasers

The attack highlights a vulnerability in “smart” assistant microphones that can be targeted from up to 350 feet away using lasers.
Karl Bode
11.5.19
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