aeroplanes
Bored Pilot Writes ‘I’m Bored’ and Draws Two Dicks in the Sky

A pilot based in Adelaide, Australia, took an artistically inspired flight path on Tuesday morning. Read More >>

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Grand Canyon Museumgoers Exposed to Uranium for Years, Safety Manager Claims

Earlier this month, a US National Park Service safety manager sent a “rogue” email alleging the improper storing of radioactive material at a Grand Canyon facility frequented by children, the Arizona Republic reports. Read More >>

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Facebook Swears It’s Going to Do a Better Job at Not Spreading Dangerous Anti-Vaccine Content

Facebook is considering ways it could prevent the spread of dangerous anti-vaccination content on the platform. Read More >>

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Indian Lawmakers Call for TikTok Ban Due to ‘Cultural Degeneration’

There’s pressure building in India to regulate the shortform video app TikTok, with some lawmakers pushing for the platform to be blocked as a vessel for societal decay. Read More >>

crime
Owner of Stolen 400-Year-Old Bonsai Worth £70,000 Pleads on Facebook: ‘Are They Giving You Enough Water?’

A couple who was robbed of at least £92,000 worth of precious horticultural rarities has one plea for the thief: water the trees. Read More >>

russia
Russia to Test Whether Its Internet Can Be Disconnected From the Rest of the World

Internet providers in Russia are preparing to conduct exercises that will help the nation build a path toward possible internet independence, according to Russian news reports. Read More >>

drones
The US Army Is Developing a Grenade That Nabs Drones With A Net

Recent flight delays at airports in the US and UK have given us a glimpse at the threats and the headaches that drones can cause. In the days leading up to the recent Super Bowl, the US Federal Aviation Administration and the FBI warned the public repeatedly against flying drones near the stadium because the authorities view them as safety hazards and potential terrorist threats. Read More >>

security
Programmer at Chinese Bank Jailed After Reportedly Finding a Secret Way to Withdraw £796,000

A software chief of a Chinese bank reportedly found a loophole in his company’s system and managed to stealthily withdraw seven million yuan (£795,665) over the course of 14 months. When he was caught, he explained he was testing the system. Huaxia Bank bought it, but the authorities didn’t. Read More >>

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Harassment, Transphobia, and Racism: A Look Inside Blind’s Anonymous Chatting Forum for Google Employees

In early January, Google systems reliability engineer Liz Fong-Jones announced she was leaving the company after 11 years, leaving behind, by her account, a half million dollars in stock, to work at the startup Honeycomb.io. An outspoken advocate for inclusion and diversity, Fong-Jones quit citing dissatisfaction with leadership around ethics of products and working conditions. She didn’t specify any particulars, but these issues have been the subject of recent campaigns like the Google walkout over the company’s mishandling of sexual harassment and assault cases, and protests over Google’s involvement in a Pentagon’s AI drone programme. Read More >>

cars
Mystery of Blocked Key Fobs at Car Park ‘Likely’ Solved, Canadian Ministry Says

Residents of the prairie town Carstairs, Alberta, may finally be able to visit their local co-operative shop without fear of key fobs malfunctioning, cars failing to start, or alarms going off seemingly without reason. The issue appears to have been solved, officials say. Read More >>

drones
This Startup Backed by Bill Gates Is Gunning to Test Its Anti-Drone Radar at the Super Bowl

Civilian use of drones in sensitive airspaces have recently been causing major issues and flight delays at airports in the UK and US. After flights were grounded at Gatwick Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport in the US state of New Jersey over drone scares, there’s a growing market for technology that can prevent such disruptions. Read More >>

facial recognition
Man Hiding Face From Police Facial Recognition Test Fined for Telling Cops to ‘Piss Off’

On Thursday, Metropolitan Police trialled a face recognition system in the East London town of Romford. The technology led to three arrests, according to The Independent. One individual was fined after an altercation that reportedly stemmed from his response to the facial recognition technology. Read More >>

cars
A Mysterious Force is Blocking Car Key Fobs in This Small Canadian Town

For weeks, customers of a shop in the small town of Carstairs, Alberta, have been plagued by a mysterious something that has hindered them from driving their cars. Read More >>

uber
Taxis Block Major Madrid Road During Rush Hour in Anti-Uber Protest

Hundreds of taxi cabs—many of them brandishing anti-Uber signs—clogged a major roadway in Spain during rush hour Monday morning. Read More >>

tinder
Tinder Settles for £13 Million After Making American Users 30 and Older Pay Double

Tinder is supposed to dish out $17.25 million (£13.1 million) worth of cash and in-app features to US users over the age of 29 who were required to pay extra for their subscription services. Read More >>