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Why 2016 Is About to Be a Nightmare for Us All

Floods, mass shootings, and right-wing nationalism are all things we can look forward to in the next 12 months.
Mike Pearl
1.4.16
News

What Would It Take to Destroy the Islamic State?

In the wake of the Paris attacks, Western military powers appear likely to escalate their anti-Islamic State strategies. But what are their options?
Mike Pearl
11.17.15
News

We Asked a Military Expert What the Hell Putin Is Up to in Syria

Sure, we'd all like to see Putin take on the Islamic State in a steel cage—but we asked an expert what he wants, realistically.
Mike Pearl
9.30.15
Paris

How Governments Are Fighting Security Threats In an Era of Soft Target Attacks

Recent attacks in Paris and Sydney highlight the shift away from large-scale terrorist attacks and towards so-called "soft targets" like cafes and grocery stores.
Colleen Curry
1.13.15
tech

The 'Hacker Wars' Documentary Does Hacktivism No Favors

Vivien Lesnik Weisman's documentary is little more than a valentine to the internet trolls who gave her access.
DJ Pangburn
10.22.14
Motherboard Blog

Hyperlinking Isn't Illegal: The Bulk of Barrett Brown's Charges Were Dropped

Journalists can now breathe a bit easier.
DJ Pangburn
3.5.14
Here Be Dragons

Are Chemical Weapons Actually Useful in a War?

Bashar Assad gave the US an excuse to enter the war when he used chemical weapons against the Syrian rebels trying to overthrow him, but in this day and age such weapons aren't very effective ways of killing people.
Martin Robbins
9.6.13
Motherboard Blog

Stratfor Founder George Friedman Says PRISM Is American Citizens' Fault

What's Stratfor, LulzSec's most famous victim, up to? Defending the NSA, naturally.
DJ Pangburn
7.18.13
Motherboard Blog

Was Jeremy Hammond's Stratfor Hack an Act of Civil Disobedience?

Americans should consider whether hacking, illegal or not, is morally defensible.
DJ Pangburn
5.30.13
News

We Spoke to Barrett Brown from Prison

Last night, news broke that Barrett Brown's mother pled guilty to a charge of obstructing evidence. A few weeks ago, we spoke to the journalist and Anonymous associate who is now facing a potential 100-year sentence in prison.
Patrick McGuire
3.26.13
Motherboard Blog

Does the U.S. Want to Lock Up Barrett Brown for a Century for Sharing a Link?

On Wednesday, the government announced that Barrett Brown, a man who became a very public talking head for Anonymous, is facing up to 100 years in jail.
Patrick McGuire
2.1.13
News

Why Is Barrett Brown Facing 100 Years in Prison?

Barrett Brown is commonly and paradoxically known as the face of Anonymous, but he's also an investigative journalist who is up on charges that could land him 100 years in prison. We took a look at why.
Patrick McGuire
2.1.13
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