Leandro Oliva

Hillary Clinton

Is It Finally Game Over for Ethanol?

The oil price slump plus rising congressional distaste for corn subsidies portends doom.
Leandro Oliva
4.19.15
videos

Videos from Syrian Army Tanks Show the Toll of Urban Warfare

The POV videos offer a remarkable view into the ongoing violence that has swept through the entire country.
Leandro Oliva
3.6.13
Internet

Piracy as a Kind of Freedom: A Review of a Pirated Copy of the Pirate Bay Movie

The film is a rallying cry for a freer internet, but it shies away from the obvious question: is piracy more than glorified stealing?
Leandro Oliva
2.11.13
Motherboard Blog

Is DDoS the New 'Sit-In'?

In response to the harsh sentences recently levied against DDoS action organizers, online activists are trying to make the case that disrupting online should be regarded as a legal form of protest.
Leandro Oliva
1.25.13
Motherboard Blog

Whitehat Researchers Have Uncovered Serious GPS Vulnerabilities

With the world's economy so reliant on GPS, it's time to beef up security.
Leandro Oliva
12.10.12
Motherboard Blog

The Syrian Revolution Will Still Be Tweeted: An Activist Talks About Coping With Assad's Web Blackout

The regime can't stop the rebel onslaught -- or satellite Internet.
Leandro Oliva
11.30.12
Motherboard Blog

How a Teenage Girl Rebelled Against Her School's RFID Tagging Scheme and Got Expelled

We live in uncertain times, as it were, and the need for identification and security has become especially aggressive in schools.
Leandro Oliva
11.21.12
Motherboard Blog

Noted Anonymous Fameball Barrett Brown Arrested, Charges Pending

He doesn’t appear to be in Fed custody for the moment, but this mugshot via Dallas County records confirms that Barrett Brown, better known as @BarrettBrownLOL on Twitter, is at the very least sitting in county jail awaiting possible charges on...
Leandro Oliva
9.13.12
Motherboard Blog

Mobile Trojans Rear Their Head, Repressive Governments Go For Their Checkbooks

FinFisher is a powerful piece of spyware long admired within cybersecurity circles. It’s capable of logging keystrokes, accessing and exporting a compromised computer’s files, and intercepting encrypted data such as Skype calls.
Leandro Oliva
9.8.12
Motherboard Blog

Orbit Ain't Easy: Encounters with the Kerbal Space Program

Imagine, the freedom to design your own space launch vehicle without the hassles of "budgetary constraints and bureaucratic wrangling":http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2012/0811/Rover-Curiosity-is-a-star-but-can-it-help-fund-future-of-Mars-exploration...
Leandro Oliva
8.23.12
Motherboard Blog

Behold the Noodlebot Army Now Assembling in China

A potential worker’s dystopia is brewing in China’s hospitality sector as a restaurateur by the name of CuiRunquan has been hawking thousands of his robotic Chef Cui noodle slicers, much to the delight of patrons.
Leandro Oliva
8.21.12