Janus Rose

Senior Editor | Motherboard

Power

GitHub CEO Says It Has to Follow Microsoft’s Lead on Working With ICE

Multiple GitHub employees recalled comments from CEO Nat Friedman made during an internal company meeting.
Joseph Cox
Janus Rose
4 days ago
Power

Internal Email Shows GitHub Plans to Renew ICE Contract

Even though GitHub leadership and others oppose ICE’s child separation policy, an internal email suggests GitHub won’t stop ICE from renewing a contract with the tech company.
Joseph Cox
Janus Rose
10.9.19
facial-recognition

Musicians Demand Ticketmaster Ban Facial Recognition at Concerts

Tom Morello, Speedy Ortiz, and other major acts are calling on concert promoters to end their use of face recognition before it becomes widespread.
Janus Rose
9.9.19
facial-recognition

Amazon Says The Face Recognition Tech It Sells to Cops Can Now Detect ‘Fear’

Activists fear more family separations and round-ups as Amazon expands its face surveillance offerings.
Janus Rose
8.13.19
NETFLIX

Netflix's 'The Great Hack' Misses The Big Picture

The real ‘hack’ isn’t Cambridge Analytica, Facebook, or the 2016 election. It’s the system that made our data tragedies inevitable.
Janus Rose
7.26.19
Art

Enter 'The Glass Room,' Where Privacy Goes To Die

A new temporary exhibition in New York City offers an up-close look at the tools of the surveillance state—and how to fight them.
Janus Rose
12.3.16
Twitter

Secret Trade Proposal Would Give Facebook Free Reign to Censor by Algorithm

Leaked documents show TiSA would let companies escape legal liability when removing content—whether by human or algorithm.
Janus Rose
11.27.16
san francisco

Hackers Are Giving San Franciscans Free Subway Rides for Thanksgiving Weekend

SF’s Muni is free this weekend after computer screens started displaying “You Hacked”
Janus Rose
11.27.16
Donald Trump

Signal Downloads Spiked After Election Results

It’s privacy’s nightmare scenario, and rattled Americans are taking refuge in the popular encrypted messaging app.
Janus Rose
11.12.16
ICELAND

Iceland's Pirate Party Gains Ground in Election

The Pirate Party’s hacktivist politics have gained major ground in Iceland.
Janus Rose
Leif Johnson
10.30.16
Bitcoin

How to Get Zcash, Bitcoin’s Anonymous Baby Cousin

The most promising cryptocurrency since bitcoin is ready to be mined—if you dare.
Janus Rose
10.30.16
DYN

Twitter Account Shows Mirai Botnets Using Your Security Camera In Cyber Turf War

Huge armies of infected devices are attacking everyone. Even each other.
Janus Rose
10.22.16
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