How Hacking Works

The Motherboard Guide to Avoiding State Surveillance

A straightforward guide to privacy, messaging, and keeping yourself safe from passive and active surveillance.
Sarah Jeong
11.27.17
Naruto

The Selfie Monkey Goes to the Ninth Circuit

Twist: There are two selfie monkeys.
Sarah Jeong
7.13.17
leaks

Snowden: Prosecuting NSA Leaker Reality Winner Is a 'Fundamental Threat to the Free Press'

"To hold a citizen incommunicado and indefinitely while awaiting trial for the alleged crime of serving as a journalistic source should outrage us all."
Sarah Jeong
6.6.17
y tho

Students Lose Acceptance to Harvard Over Racist Memes

At least 10 incoming freshmen have had their admission revoked for sharing offensive content in an exclusive Facebook chat.
Sarah Jeong
6.5.17
Julian Assange

New WikiLeaks Documentary ‘Risk’ Tries and Fails to Make a Point About Misogyny

Laura Poitras can’t quite seem to pull together the threads of sexual assault allegations against Julian Assange and Jacob Appelbaum in her newest film.
Sarah Jeong
5.8.17
fantastico

'A River Below' Is a Documentary About Killing Dolphins in Order to Save Them

A perfect movie for the post-truth era of alternative facts.
Sarah Jeong
4.24.17
Busted

You Probably Shouldn’t Forge a Judge’s Signature to Solve Your SEO Problems

A jewelry company CEO was arrested on Monday and charged with forging court orders in order to de-index negative reviews on Google.
Sarah Jeong
4.19.17
Turbotax

I'm a Victim of Tax Season Cybercrime

And we are all victims of our unnecessarily convoluted tax system.
Sarah Jeong
4.19.17
Shadow Brokers

The Password to the Latest NSA Leak Is a 4chan Meme

REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.
Sarah Jeong
4.18.17
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From Witches to Dolphins, These Are the Communities That Make Mastodon Great

The top five Mastodon instances as judged by meaningless criteria that we refuse to disclose.
Sarah Jeong
4.14.17
Special Case

How Twitter Sued the Trump Administration and Won Almost Instantly

Twitter sued Customs and Border Protection on Thursday. By Friday morning, the government withdrew its subpoena for the user information of @ALT_uscis.
Sarah Jeong
4.7.17
Bye-Bye Birdie

Mastodon Is Like Twitter Without Nazis, So Why Are We Not Using It?

I quit Twitter to join a kinder, nicer, decentralized open source version of Twitter.
Sarah Jeong
4.4.17
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