russia

Hacking

Why There’s No Need to Panic About a ‘Cyber 9/11’

Attacks against critical infrastructure are real, but the reality isn't as bad as the alarmists want us to believe.
Motherboard Staff
5.14.19
Hacking

Experts Doubt Russian Claims That Cryptographic Flaw Was a Coincidence

At a recent international standards meeting, experts said they weren’t convinced by a Russian explanation about a potentially flawed new encryption algorithm.
Joseph Cox
5.8.19
weird

Whale Freed From Harness Was 'Likely' Trained by Russian Navy

We talked to the Norwegian marine biologist who freed a beluga whale from a harness that said "Equipment of St. Petersburg."
Sarah Emerson
4.29.19
CYBER

Edward Snowden: Assange’s Arrest and the Mueller Report Show a ‘Two-Tiered System of Justice’

In this week's CYBER podcast, we sat down with Edward Snowden to talk about his life in Russia, Julian Assange, and press freedom.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.22.19
Motherboard

Scientists Discover 42,000-Year-Old Liquid Blood in Preserved Foal

The well-preserved condition of the animal is giving hope to researchers trying to clone extinct animals.
Rob Dozier
4.19.19
mueller report

There’s A Lot We Still Don’t Know About WikiLeaks’ Role In The 2016 Election

The Mueller report leaves some unanswered questions on Julian Assange and WikiLeaks’s role in the hack and leak against the DNC and John Podesta.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.18.19
Munchies

How Russia Fell in Love with Candy Bars Made of Blood

Many Soviet children grew up loving the sweetness, texture, and slight metallic twang of Hematogen bars—without knowing what was in them.
Mark Hay
3.29.19
Views My Own

A Surprising Number of People Don't Seem to Care About the Mueller Report

For all the intense media coverage, few people have changed their minds about Trump even after the conclusion of the investigation into his campaign.
Harry Cheadle
3.28.19
Views My Own

Trump Never Had Anything to Fear from an Insider Like Robert Mueller

We have effectively written white-collar crime and public corruption out of the US code.
David Dayen
3.27.19
Robert Mueller

The Mueller Report Actually Looks Like Good News for the Democrats

Most Democrats didn't really want an impeachment fight, and now they're free to move on to more important battles.
Harry Cheadle
3.25.19
beer

Brewery's BDSM-Inspired Label Prompts Bizarre Response From Russian Government

A Russian federal service issued a social media poll after a complaint that Kopytov Brewery's ball gag label was offensive.
Bettina Makalintal
3.22.19
Sports

Competitive Slapping Is the World’s Greatest Sport

You do not want to get into a slap fight with the Russian man known as Dumpling.
Mack Lamoureux
3.21.19
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