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.
The Selfie Monkey Goes to the Ninth Circuit
Twist: There are two selfie monkeys.
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."
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.
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.
'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.
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.
I'm a Victim of Tax Season Cybercrime
And we are all victims of our unnecessarily convoluted tax system.
The Password to the Latest NSA Leak Is a 4chan Meme
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.
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.
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.