documents

Palantir

Revealed: This Is Palantir’s Top-Secret User Manual for Cops

Motherboard obtained a Palantir user manual through a public records request, and it gives unprecedented insight into how the company logs and tracks individuals.
Caroline Haskins
7.12.19
ruh roh

The NSA Tried Tracking Bitcoin Users In 2013

Bitcoin was the spy agency's "#1 priority," Snowden documents published by The Intercept show.
Jordan Pearson
3.21.18
Osama Bin Laden

Bin Laden watched a 9/11 truther video and saved "asss" GIFs

Some of the documents give insight into Al Qaeda’s relationship with Iran; others, like pages from Osama Bin Laden’s personal journal, give insight into the terrorist’s personal life. But perhaps most intimate and revealing are the files showing the...
Alexa Liautaud
Gabrielle Bluestone
11.1.17
The Dank State

The CIA’s Stash of the Dankest Emoticons

Or, how spies waste time.
Jordan Pearson
3.7.17
Motherboard

Canada’s Update to Classified Documents System Could Raise Hacking Risks

But the current system is 'out of date and unsustainable.'
Jordan Pearson
12.2.16
VICE TALKS FILM

Oliver Stone Explains the Personal Inspiration Behind 'Snowden'

VICE caught up with director Oliver Stone to talk about the controversial subject of his latest film.
VICE Staff
9.13.16
Art

NSA Document T-Shirts Let You Wear State Secrets on Your Sleeve

The Big Data Pawn Shop is an online superstore of kitschy knick knacks decorated with leaked NSA documents.
Beckett Mufson
5.30.16
misfire

The Military Records That Expose the Pentagon’s Gun Problem

The first in a series of doc drops as Motherboard further explores what happens when big guns go down.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
11.18.15
Stuff

​We Asked an Expert What Would Happen If the UK Decriminalized All Drugs

The UN was apparently about to release a report advising exactly that this week before suddenly changing its mind.
Joe Goodman
10.22.15
middle east

A Leaked Budget May Finally Show How the Islamic State Makes Its Money

Leaked financial documents from an oil-rich Islamic State-held province in Syria show an organization that must steal from the people who live there in order to stay afloat.
Avi Asher-Schapiro
10.7.15
News

The Benefits of Lowered Expectations

Leaked documents made it appear the Australian government cares about asylum seeker health.
Girard Dorney
7.27.15
News

A ‘Tech Dad’ Emailed 97,931 People Their Hacked Passwords

Creepy or helpful?
Jordan Pearson
6.25.15
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