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How Apple’s Early Clone Wars Reshaped Copyright Law

The Apple II computer didn’t attract as many clones as the IBM PC, but the clone-makers the machine did attract often had pretty interesting second acts.
Ernie Smith
7.4.17
News

It’s Trivially Easy to Watch Porn On a Restricted Tablet Made For Kids

The infamous Internet of Things vendor VTech shows how not to do parental controls.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.5.16
News

Hacked Toy Company VTech’s TOS Now Says It’s Not Liable for Hacks

Looks like VTech wants to make sure it can’t be sued if it suffers another data breach in the future.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.9.16
short circuit

Hacked Toy Company VTech: Let Us Monitor Your House

This time, the company promises more security.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.8.16
News

British Cops Arrested a Man They Suspect of Hacking VTech

British police have tracked down a suspect in their investigation of the data breach on the toymaker.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.15.15
Space

Letters to the Editor: Hackers, Asteroids, Deep Sea Mining, and Pee

Motherboard readers respond to this week's stories.
Nicholas Deleon
12.4.15
News

US Senators Put Pressure on Hacked Toymaker VTech

Two US senators have sent a letter to VTech, raising questions about the company’s privacy protections for children.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.2.15
News

VTech Hacker Explains Why He Hacked the Toy Company

Here's why a hacker decided to expose VTech's "shitty security."
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.2.15
News

Hacked Toymaker VTech Admits Breach Actually Hit 6.3 Million Children

The company finally reveals the total number of victims of a recent, massive, data breach.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.1.15
Hacking

How VTech's App Failed Miserably to Protect the Data of Kids and Parents

A security researcher describes the weak cryptography and sloppy practices that led to the toy maker's epic breach.
Joseph Cox
12.1.15
News

Hacker Obtained Children's Headshots and Chatlogs From Toymaker VTech

The breach of the popular kids’ gadgets company VTech also exposed children’s pictures and recordings, and chats with their parents.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.30.15
News

One of the Largest Hacks Yet Exposes Data on Hundreds of Thousands of Kids

The breach of the popular kids’ gadgets company VTech is the fourth largest consumer data breach ever according to an estimate.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.27.15