Hacks And Leaks

Before Germany’s Massive Hack, We Learned What Not to Do With Sensitive Stolen Information

A new massive hack and leak in Germany renews the debate over how to cover and share sensitive stolen data.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Brett Kavanaugh

Federal judges just dismissed every single ethics complaint against Brett Kavanaugh

But it’s not that the panel — convened by Chief Justice John Roberts to investigate — didn’t think the complaints were serious.
Emma Ockerman

Is Chidi in the Bad Place Because of a Diagnosable Mental Illness?

Holy forking shirtballs.
Sydnee Lyons
mental health

Thousands of Mental Health Professionals Agree Trump is Dangerous

“Just as suspicion of crime should lead to an investigation, the severity of impairment that we see should lead to an evaluation, preferably with the president’s consent.”
Bandy X. Lee

China is Using Mass Pee and Poo Surveillance to Police Illegal Drug Use

Police in dozens of Chinese cities are sifting through human waste to track narcotics rings and drug programs.
Sarah Emerson

Experts Explain Why 'Doin' it for the Gram' Makes Us Do Dumb Things

"As everything becomes a reality show, we forget that reality shows are actually staged, and we think that daily life is a reality show when it’s not."
Kara Weisenstein

In The Future, You Could Be Pregnant Outside Your Body

Ectogenesis—having a baby in an artificial womb—sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but it could be a reality if you're rich enough.
Natasha Preskey

Ten Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Lawyer Who Defends Rapists

"Hearing someone give evidence about how their life has been ruined is emotional for absolutely everyone."
Sam Nichols
Scott Pruitt

Scott Pruitt is the target of no less than 10 federal investigations

Here are the big probes currently roiling Pruitt’s scandal-ridden EPA.
Alex Lubben
Scott Pruitt

Scott Pruitt’s condo landlord reportedly had to kick him out and change the locks

It was supposed to be temporary, and on a night-by-night basis, while he got settled into Washington
Alex Lubben

Getting Rid of Nazi Memorabilia Is Harder Than It Sounds

What do you do when your mom wants to sell your grandfather's Nazi-killing trophies, but she lives in the middle of deep-red Florida?
Allie Conti
stormy daniels

Stormy Daniels’ lawsuit could prove Trump broke election laws

If Trump knew Stormy Daniels was being paid off, he may have broken campaign finance laws, watchdog groups say.
Carter Sherman