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10.7.19

How I Learned About My Terrible Internet Data Cap, Thanks to Video Games

It turns out downloading 100GB video games will quickly have Comcast knocking, not-so-politely asking for more money.

9.30.19

Legit-Looking iPhone Lightning Cables That Hack You Will Be Mass Produced and Sold

Their creation has been successfully fully outsourced to a factory, the security researcher behind the cables said.

9.17.19

Are You Getting Any? I Keep a Spreadsheet of Everyone I’ve Ever Slept With

This data analyst records how many times she has sex with a partner, their location, and occupation.

9.11.19

Court Rules That ‘Scraping’ Public Website Data Isn’t Hacking

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals shot down LinkedIn's claim that a company that was using its public facing data was violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

9.6.19

DMVs Are Selling Your Data to Private Investigators

You gave them your data in exchange for a driver’s license. DMVs are making tens of millions of dollars selling it, documents obtained by Motherboard show.

8.20.19

ICE Just Renewed Its Contract With Palantir

Despite organized protests around the country, Immigration and Customs Enforcement just renewed its contract with Peter Thiel’s data aggregation and surveillance company.

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8.14.19

Facebook Said It Wasn't Listening to Your Conversations. It Was.

Facebook's excuse? All the other tech companies were doing it, too.

5.20.19

What Happens When the FBI Raids a Biological Testing Startup

When the FBI raided the offices of at-home microbiome testing startup uBiome, it likely took with it data about a Motherboard reporter's health.

3.28.19

Why You Should Make a 'Digital Will'

We spoke to psychologist Elaine Kasket about her new book that looks at what happens to our data when we die.

3.20.19

Health Apps Can Share Your Data Everywhere, New Study Shows

A study tested two dozen medicine apps to find out how and where they're sharing your personal data.

3.14.19

‘Privacy Is Becoming a Luxury’: What Data Leaks Are Like for the Poor

"I felt like my identity or whatever didn't matter to them."

2.21.19

Jussie Smollett allegedly faked his attack. But hate crimes are almost never hoaxes, data shows.

In both 2016 and 2017, only about .3 percent of reported hate crimes turned out to be fake.

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