Carnegie Mellon University

space art

This Mini Museum Will Land on the Moon in 2019

No dick pics in the MoonArk.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.3.17
machines

How to Win $200,000 Playing Poker Against an AI

Motherboard spoke with poker pro Jason Les about how he's preparing for a high-stakes Texas Hold'em rematch against an artificial intelligence program developed at Carnegie Mellon.
Ben Sullivan
1.11.17
maps

Mapping the Internet Was Really Easy in 1973

Behold, ARPANET in the early 1970s.
Sarah Emerson
12.17.16
Hacking

These Glasses Fool Facial Recognition Into Thinking You’re Someone Else

Hack the system with a simple but effective form of camouflage.
Madison Margolin
11.2.16
hackers

People Understand How to Make Good Passwords, But Still Don't

Turns out people have a pretty good idea of what makes a good password, but they still make terrible ones.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.13.16
Sei

Why the CMU Tech Lab That Hacked Tor Is Government-Funded

Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDC) should come as no shock; they're everywhere.
Joseph Cox
2.26.16
Hacking

Confirmed: Carnegie Mellon University Attacked Tor, Was Subpoenaed By Feds

A judge has ordered that no more details about the attack should be provided to the defense in an affected Silk Road 2.0 case.
Joseph Cox
2.24.16
FBI

Child Porn Suspect Identified by University Attack on Tor Pleads Guilty

Gabriel Peterson-Siler was unmasked after an attack, likely carried out by Carnegie Mellon University, on the Tor network.
Joseph Cox
2.2.16
FBI

The FBI Refused Our FOIA Request for Information About Its Attack on Tor

Plenty of questions around the FBI and CMU's relationship remain.
Joseph Cox
11.25.15
FBI

CMU Implies It Gave Up Silk Road 2 Data Under Subpoena

In a statement, the university did not deny handing data about Tor over to the FBI but insinuates that it was under subpoena, not a contract.
Joseph Cox
11.18.15
FBI

Academics 'Livid,' 'Concerned' Over Allegations that CMU Helped FBI Attack Tor

Researchers say it will hurt further research on the dark web.
Joseph Cox
11.12.15
Drugs

Court Docs Show a University Helped FBI Bust Silk Road 2, Child Porn Suspects

A 'university-based research institute' was crucial to the busts of a Silk Road 2.0 staffer and suspected child abuser.
Joseph Cox
11.11.15
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