cybersecurity
Kaspersky Lab Saga Grows Weirder as Critics of the Security Firm Say Bumbling Spy Tried to Discredit Them

A man who goes by the name Lucas Lambert reportedly spent months setting up meetings with three cybersecurity experts under false pretences last year, hoping to get them to say that they were paid to criticise Kaspersky Lab. Lambert was unsuccessful, but the attempt sheds new light on alleged covert activity potentially carried out on behalf of the Moscow-based cybersecurity firm. Read More >>

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Twitter Doesn’t Want You Sharing This Link About TV Piracy

Twitter is home to some of the vilest neo-Nazis, racists, and homophobes on the planet. But don’t even think about discussing the one topic that’s apparently taboo on the platform: piracy of TV shows. Read More >>

health
As Death Toll Rises In Ebola Outbreak, WHO Declines to Declare Global Health Emergency

The World Health Organization (WHO) has decided not to declare a global health emergency in response to the Ebola outbreak that’s currently taking place in Africa, despite large numbers of people dying every day. Read More >>

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Ecuador Arrests Digital Privacy Activist and Programmer for ‘Collaborating’ with WikiLeaks

Police in Ecuador have arrested Swedish programmer and digital privacy activist Ola Bini for allegedly trying to destabilise the Ecuadorian government by “collaborating” with WikiLeaks. Bini was arrested at Quito Airport in Ecuador on his way to Japan. Read More >>

technology
The Weird Machine That Measured American Radio Audiences in the ’30s and ’40s

In the early days of radio broadcasting, there was no easy way to tell how many people were listening to the soap operas and prestige crime dramas, and, subsequently, how many were actually hearing the radio ads for tooth powder and name brand coal for your furnaceinformation that advertisers desperately wanted. Read More >>

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US Department of Justice Charges Julian Assange With Conspiracy to Hack Classified U.S. Government Computer

Julian Assange has been formally charged by U.S. prosecutors for a single count of “conspiracy to commit computer intrusion for agreeing to break a password to a classified U.S. government computer,” the Justice Department announced Thursday morning.  Read More >>

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Julian Assange Dragged Out of Ecuadorian Embassy and Arrested by British Police

Julian Assange has been arrested by police in London after almost seven years in the Ecuadorian embassy. The WikiLeaks founder was dragged out of the embassy at approximately 10:35 am. Read More >>

drones
Alphabet’s Wing Lands ‘World-First’ Approval for Drone Deliveries of Food and Medicine in Australia

Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has approved Project Wing’s plans for drone delivery of food and medicine in suburbs around the capital city of Canberra, a “world-first,” according to a new report by the Guardian. Project Wing, a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet, has been testing self-flying delivery drones in Australia for over a year. Read More >>

bitcoin
China Considers Ban on Cryptocurrency Mining Because It’s a Stupid Waste of Energy

Regulators in China are considering a ban on cryptocurrency mining as an “undesirable” economic activity, according to a government document released Monday. Read More >>

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US Morning Show Helps Mark Zuckerberg Peddle His BS

US network ABC aired an exclusive interview with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg last week on its morning show Good Morning America. And instead of asking Zuckerberg tough questions, interviewer George Stephanopoulos lobbed softball after softball so that Zuck could deliver his prepared talking points. Read More >>

amazon
Amazon’s Fight With South American Countries Over Control of ‘.amazon’ Domain Name Comes to a Head

Back in 2012, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced that it would vastly expand the number of top-level domains, allowing hundreds of new ones to flourish. You can now buy domains for .mango, .luxury, and .republican if you’re so inclined. But there’s one top-level domain that’s still engaged in a bitter 7-year fight. Amazon would like total control over every .amazon address. But eight countries in South America want to share in the domains. Why? They have the actual river that the tech giant is named for. Read More >>

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New Reports Suggest Pilots Followed Proper Procedure to Override Boeing’s Automation But Crashed Anyway

Boeing and America's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have suggested that the pilots of two flights in Ethiopia and Indonesia didn’t follow proper procedures before their 737 Max 8 planes crashed in recent months. However, new reports indicates that the pilots in Ethiopia tried to do the right thing and override the plane’s automation but crashed anyway. Read More >>

politics
Julian Assange Accused of Leaking President of Ecuador’s Private Family Photos

Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno has accused Julian Assange of violating the terms of his asylum and leaking private photos of Moreno’s family and friends online in the latest dust-up between the WikiLeaks founder and his increasingly frustrated hosts. Read More >>

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This Amazon Mothership is Terrifying as Hell, Even If It’s Completely Fake

Have you seen that viral video of an Amazon zeppelin that deploys delivery drones? Twitter users are calling it “borderline dystopian” and “what the last human alive will see.” In reality, the zeppelin is totally fake, but that doesn’t make it any less scary. But there’s still reason to be unnerved by what you’re seeing. Read More >>

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America Must Go to the Moon – And Bring Back Their Piss

US Vice President Mike Pence announced last week that the Trump administration wants NASA to put American astronauts on the moon no later than 2024. And here at Gizmodo we heartily endorse this idea. America must go to the moon. America must go to the moon and bring back their piss and their shit. Read More >>